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Select and Sort Extensions for the Service Location Protocol (SLP)

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This is an older version of an Internet-Draft that was ultimately published as RFC 3421.
Author Weibin Zhao
Last updated 2015-10-14 (Latest revision 2002-08-30)
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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IESG IESG state RFC 3421 (Experimental)
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Responsible AD Dr. Thomas Narten
IESG note Published as RFC 3421
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        RFC 3421
        Title:      Select and Sort Extensions for the Service
                    Location Protocol (SLP)
        Author(s):  W. Zhao, H. Schulzrinne, E. Guttman, C. Bisdikian,
                    W. Jerome
        Status:     Experimental
        Date:       November 2002
        Pages:      8
        Characters: 15260
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-zhao-slp-customization-05.txt


This document defines two extensions (Select and Sort)
for the Service Location Protocol (SLP).  These extensions allow a
User Agent (UA) to request that the Uniform Resource Locator (URL)
entries in a Service Reply (SrvRply) be limited to the specified
number, or be sorted according to the specified sort key list.  Using
these two extensions together can facilitate discovering the best
match, such as finding a service that has the maximum speed or the
minimum load.

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