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Extended Multicast DNS

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Kerry Lynn , Don Sturek
Last updated 2013-03-29 (Latest revision 2012-09-25)
Replaces draft-lynn-dnsext-site-mdns
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Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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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
Don Sturek

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