Extended Multicast DNS

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Authors Kerry Lynn  , Don Sturek 
Last updated 2012-03-05 (latest revision 2011-03-14)
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Multicast DNS (mDNS) provides the ability to perform DNS-like operations on the local link in the absence of any conventional unicast DNS server. Extended mDNS (xmDNS) extends the specification of mDNS to site-local scope in order to support multi-hop LANs that forward multicast packets but do not provide a unicast DNS service. Like mDNS, xmDNS designates a portion of the DNS namespace to apply to the site-local network and specifies rules for its use.


Kerry Lynn (kerlyn@ieee.org)
Don Sturek (d.sturek@att.net)

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