DNS-SD Privacy and Security Requirements

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (dnssd WG)
Author Christian Huitema 
Last updated 2018-09-29 (latest revision 2018-06-30)
Replaced by RFC 8882
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DNS-SD (DNS Service Discovery) normally discloses information about devices offering and requesting services. This information includes host names, network parameters, and possibly a further description of the corresponding service instance. Especially when mobile devices engage in DNS Service Discovery over Multicast DNS at a public hotspot, serious privacy problems arise. We analyze the requirements of a privacy respecting discovery service.


Christian Huitema (huitema@huitema.net)

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