Advertising Services (Providing information to support service discovery)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (svrloc WG)
Authors Martin Hamilton  , Ryan Moats 
Last updated 1999-02-22 (latest revision 1998-09-15)
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This document proposes a solution to the problem of finding information about that services are being offered at a particular Internet domain, based on deployment experience with the Netfind White Pages directory software. This approach makes it possible to supply clients with more information than the DNS aliases that have been widely deployed in this role - notably the port numbers being used by servers. However, it is not without problems, and we have tried to take account of these.


Martin Hamilton (
Ryan Moats (

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