Discovering Location-to-Service Translation (LoST) Servers Using the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, ecrit mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ecrit chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Discovering Location-to-Service Translation (LoST) Servers Using the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Discovering Location-to-Service Translation (LoST) Servers Using the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) ' <draft-ietf-ecrit-dhc-lost-discovery-04.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Emergency Context Resolution with Internet Technologies Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Jon Peterson and Cullen Jennings. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ecrit-dhc-lost-discovery-04.txt
Technical Summary The Location-to-Service Translation Protocol (LoST) describes an XML- based protocol for mapping service identifiers and geospatial or civic location information to service contact Uniform Resource Locators (URLs). LoST servers can be located anywhere but a placement closer to the end host, e.g., in the access network, is desirable. Such a LoST server placement provides benefits in disaster situations with intermittent network connectivity regarding the resiliency of emergency service communication. This document describes how a LoST client can discover a LoST server using the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Working Group Summary There is consensus in the WG to publish this document. Protocol Quality Although the LoST specification has been implemented there are no implementations known for the DHCP-based discovery procedure. From a deployment point of view it is likely that the DNS-based discovery procedure will be available before this document will see a deployment.