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Service Location Protocol (SVRLOC) Charter
- John Veizades <email@example.com>
- Scott Kaplan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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.
- Jul 1991
- Do we take the RFC track or do we write a report on our conclusion and leave it at that?
NOTE: The Internet-Draft(s) listed below may have been deleted
since they are only good for six months.