The rescap Request and Response Format

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (rescap WG)
Author Paul Hoffman 
Last updated 2000-08-09
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The rescap protocol is a general client-server resolution protocol that translates resource identifiers to a list of attributes. For instance, a rescap client can ask a rescap server for the attributes of a particular mail user. rescap is very light-weight and acts only as a resolution protocol, not a directory service. This document describes the format of rescap requests and responses.


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