Service Location Protocol (svrloc) Charter

NOTE: This charter is accurate as of the 33rd IETF Meeting in Stockholm. It may now be out-of-date. (Consider this a "snapshot" of the working group from that meeting.) Up-to-date charters for all active working groups can be found elsewhere in this Web server.


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Description of Working Group

The Service Location Protocol Working Group is chartered to investigate protocols to find, and bind to, service entities in a distributed internetworked environment. Issues that must be addressed are how such a protocol would interoperate with existing directory-based service location protocols. Protocols that would be designed by this group would be viewed as an adjunct to directory service protocols. These protocols would be able to provide a bridge between directory services and current schemes for service location.

The nature of the service location problem is investigative in principle. There is no mandate that a protocol be drafted as part of this process. It is the mandate of this group to understand the operation of service location and then determine the correct action in their view, whether it be to use current protocols to suggest a service location architecture, or to design a new protocol to compliment current architectures.

Goals and Milestones

Open discussion and determine if a working group should be formed.
Continue discussion trying to refine the problem statement and possible resolutions.

Current Internet-Drafts

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