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        RFC 3082

        Title:      Notification and Subscription for SLP
        Author(s):  J. Kempf, J. Goldschmidt
        Status:     Experimental
        Date:       March 2001
        Mailbox:    james.kempf@sun.com, jason.goldschmidt@sun.com
        Pages:      14
        Characters: 33410
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-kempf-srvloc-notify-05.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3082.txt


The Service Location Protocol (SLP) provides mechanisms whereby
service agent clients can advertise and user agent clients can query
for services.  The design is very much demand-driven, so that user
agents only obtain service information when they specifically ask for
it.  There exists another class of user agent applications, however,
that requires notification when a new service appears or
disappears.  In the RFC 2608 design, these applications are forced to
poll the network to catch changes.  In this document, we describe a
protocol for allowing such clients to be notified when a change
occurs, removing the need for polling.

This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.
It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Discussion and
suggestions for improvement are requested.  Distribution of this memo
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