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A Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) based Location-to-Service Translation Protocol (LoST) Discovery Procedure

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author Hannes Tschofenig
Last updated 2006-08-30
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The Location-to-Service Translation Protocol (LoST) describes an XML- based protocol for mapping service identifiers and geospatial or civic location information to service contact Uniform Resource Locators (URIs). LoST servers can be located anywhere but a placement closer to the end host, i.e., in the access network, is desireable. Such a LoST server placement provides benefits in disaster situations with intermittent network connectivity regarding the resiliency of emergency service communication. This document describes such a LoST discovery procedure based on DHCP.


Hannes Tschofenig

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