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Location Information Server (LIS) Discovery using IP address and Reverse DNS

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Martin Thomson , Ray Bellis
Last updated 2011-03-07 (Latest revision 2010-09-07)
Replaced by draft-ietf-geopriv-res-gw-lis-discovery
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Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-geopriv-res-gw-lis-discovery
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The residential gateway is a device that has become an integral part of home networking equipment. Discovering a Location Information Server (LIS) is a necessary part of acquiring location information for location-based services. However, discovering a LIS when a residential gateway is present poses a configuration challenge, requiring a method that is able to work around the obstacle presented by the gateway. This document describes a solution to this problem. The solution provides alternative domain names as input to the LIS discovery process based on the network addresses assigned to a Device.


Martin Thomson
Ray Bellis

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