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Service Specific Multicast Address Assignment for use with the Service Location Protocol

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (svrloc WG)
Author Erik Guttman
Last updated 1997-02-12
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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One feature of the Service Location Protocol is that Services may be assigned a Service Specific Multicast address to aid in service discovery. Use of this address for service discovery will not burden systems which do not advertise the service type. Two open questions are answered in the following proposal: How are the multicast addresses to be assigned? How are these multicast addresses known by SLP Service and User Agents?


Erik Guttman

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