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DNS-SD Privacy and Security Requirements

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (dnssd WG)
Expired & archived
Author Christian Huitema
Last updated 2018-09-29 (Latest revision 2018-06-30)
Replaced by draft-ietf-dnssd-prireq
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state Adopted by a WG
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-dnssd-prireq
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


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

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