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Discovering Named Instances of Abstract Services using DNS

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Author Stuart Cheshire
Last updated 2010-03-22 (Latest revision 2001-07-17)
Replaced by RFC 6763
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This document proposes a convention for naming and structuring DNS resource records that allows clients to discover a list of named instances of a particular given desired type of service.


Stuart Cheshire

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