Service Location Protocol (svrloc) Charter

NOTE: This charter is accurate as of the 37th IETF Meeting in San Jose. It may now be out-of-date.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 make the discovery and use of Internet services an easier task than allowed by current practice.

Using the Service Location Protocol this working group will work on making additions to this work to extend this functionality to the Internet at large.

This working group will also work on defining service schemes and evaluate scheme presented by contributers outside of the IETF.

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.
Jun 96
Complete definition of Mail Relay, Mailbox, and DNS schemes.
Jun 96
Define Service Location over IPv6.
Jun 96
Define extensions for Service Location over other network protocols.
Dec 96
Define an authentication mechanism for Service Location.
Mar 97
Define how Service Location works when client is on a network other than their typical home net so that local and remote resources can be found.
Jul 97
Define a global Service Location mechanism.

Current Internet-Drafts

No Request for Comments