Uniform Resource Names for Device Identifiers

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This memo describes a new Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace for hardware device identifiers. A general representation of device identity can be useful in many applications, such as in sensor data streams and storage, or equipment inventories. A URN-based representation can be easily passed along in any application that needs the information.


Jari Arkko (jari.arkko@piuha.net)
Cullen Jennings (fluffy@cisco.com)
Zach Shelby (zach.shelby@arm.com)

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