Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                     H. Tschofenig
Request for Comments: 5687                        Nokia Siemens Networks
Category: Informational                                   H. Schulzrinne
ISSN: 2070-1721                                      Columbia University
                                                              March 2010

            GEOPRIV Layer 7 Location Configuration Protocol:
                   Problem Statement and Requirements


   This document provides a problem statement, lists requirements, and
   captures design aspects for a GEOPRIV Layer 7 (L7) Location
   Configuration Protocol (LCP).  This protocol aims to allow an end
   host to obtain location information, by value or by reference, from a
   Location Information Server (LIS) that is located in the access
   network.  The obtained location information can then be used for a
   variety of different protocols and purposes.  For example, it can be
   used as input to the Location-to-Service Translation (LoST) Protocol
   or to convey location within the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) to
   other entities.

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   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
   2. Terminology .....................................................3
   3. Scenarios .......................................................4
      3.1. Fixed-Wired Environment ....................................4
      3.2. Mobile Network .............................................7
      3.3. Wireless Access ............................................8
   4. Discovery of the Location Information Server ....................9
   5. Identifier for Location Determination ..........................11
   6. Requirements ...................................................14
   7. Security Considerations ........................................16
   8. Contributors ...................................................17
   9. Acknowledgements ...............................................18
   10. References ....................................................18
      10.1. Normative References .....................................18
      10.2. Informative References ...................................18

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1.  Introduction

   This document provides a problem statement, lists requirements, and
   captures design aspects for a GEOPRIV Layer 7 (L7) Location
   Configuration Protocol (LCP).  The protocol has two purposes:

   o  It is used by a device to obtain its own location (referred as
      "Location by Value" or LbyV) from a dedicated node, called the
      Location Information Server (LIS).

   o  It enables the device to obtain a reference to location
      information (referred as "Location by Reference" or LbyR).  This
      reference can take the form of a subscription URI, such as a SIP
      presence-based Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), an HTTP/HTTPS
      URI, or another URI.  The requirements related to the task of
      obtaining an LbyR are described in a separate document, see

   The need for these two functions can be derived from the scenarios
   presented in Section 3.

   For this document, we assume that the GEOPRIV Layer 7 LCP runs
   between the device and the LIS.

   This document is structured as follows.  Section 4 discusses the
   challenge of discovering the LIS in the access network.  Section 5
   compares different types of identifiers that can be used to retrieve
   location information.  A list of requirements for the L7 LCP can be
   found in Section 6.

   This document does not describe how the access network provider
   determines the location of the device since this is largely a matter
   of the capabilities of specific link-layer technologies or certain
   deployment environments.

2.  Terminology

   In this document, the key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED",
   and "OPTIONAL" are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119
   [RFC2119], with the qualification that unless otherwise stated these
   words apply to the design of the GEOPRIV Layer 7 Location
   Configuration Protocol.

   The term Location Information Server (LIS) refers to an entity
   capable of determining the location of a device and of providing that
   location information, a reference to it, or both via the Location
   Configuration Protocol (LCP) to the Target.

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   This document also uses terminology from [RFC5012] (such as Internet
   Access Provider (IAP), Internet Service Provider (ISP), and
   Application Service Provider (ASP)).

   With the term "Access Network Provider" we refer to the IAP and the
   ISP) without further distinguishing these two entities, as it is not
   relevant for the purpose of this document.  An additional
   requirements document on LIS-to-LIS protocol [LIS2LIS] shows a
   scenario where the separation between IAP and ISP is important.

3.  Scenarios

   This section describes a few network scenarios where the L7 LCP may
   be used.  Note that this section does not aim to exhaustively list
   all possible deployment environments.  Instead, we focus on the
   following environments:

   o  DSL/Cable networks, WiMAX-like (Worldwide Interoperability for
      Microwave Access) fixed access

   o  Airport, city, campus wireless networks, such as 802.11a/b/g,

   o  3G networks

   o  Enterprise networks

   Note that we use the term 'host' instead of device for better

3.1.  Fixed-Wired Environment

   Figure 1 shows a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) network scenario with
   the Access Network Provider and the customer premises.  The Access
   Network Provider operates link- and network-layer devices
   (represented as a node) and the LIS.

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   |                           |
   |  Access Network Provider  |
   |                           |
   |   +--------+              |
   |   | Node   |              |
   |   +--------+ +----------+ |
   |       |  |   | LIS      | |
   |       |  +---|          | |
   |       |      +----------+ |
   |       |                   |
           | Wired Network
   <----------------> Access Network Provider demarc
   |       |                   |
   |   +-------------+         |
   |   | NTE         |         |
   |   +-------------+         |
   |       |                   |
   |       |                   |
   |   +--------------+        |
   |   | Device with  | Home   |
   |   | NAPT and     | Router |
   |   | DHCP server  |        |
   |   +--------------+        |
   |       |                   |
   |       |                   |
   |    +------+               |
   |    | Host |               |
   |    +------+               |
   |                           |
   |Customer Premises Network  |
   |                           |

   Figure 1: Fixed-Wired Scenario

   The customer premises network consists of a router with a Network
   Address Translator with Port Address Translation (NAPT) and a DHCP
   server as used in most Customer Premises Networks (CPNs) and the
   Network Termination Equipment (NTE) where Layer 1 and sometimes Layer
   2 protocols are terminated.  The router in the home network (e.g.,
   broadband router, cable or DSL router) typically runs a NAPT and a
   DHCP server.  The NTE is a legacy device and in many cases cannot be
   modified for the purpose of delivering location information to the
   host.  The same is true of the device with the NAPT and DHCP server.

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   It is possible for the NTE and the home router to physically be in
   the same box, or for there to be no home router, or for the NTE and
   host to be in the same physical box (with no home router).  An
   example of this last case is where Ethernet service is delivered to
   customers' homes, and the Ethernet network interface card (NIC) in
   their PC serves as the NTE.

   Current CPN deployments generally fall into one of the following

   1.  Single PC

       1.  with Ethernet network interface card (NIC), with Point-to-
           Point Protocol Over Ethernet (PPPoE), or Dynamic Host
           Configuration Protocol (DHCP) on PC; there may be a bridged
           DSL or cable modem as the NTE, or the Ethernet NIC might be
           the NTE.

       2.  with USB-based DSL access or a cable modem access using
           Point-to-Point Protocol over ATM (PPPoA), PPPoE, or DHCP on

       Note that the device with NAPT and DHCP of Figure 1 is not
       present in such a scenario.

   2.  One or more hosts with at least one router (DHCP client or PPPoE,
       DHCP server in router; Voice over IP (VoIP) can be a soft client
       on a PC, a stand-alone VoIP device, or an Analog Terminal Adaptor
       (ATA) function embedded in a router):

       1.  combined router and NTE.

       2.  separate router with NTE in bridged mode.

       3.  separate router with NTE (NTE/router does PPPoE or DHCP to
           WAN, router provides DHCP server for hosts in LAN; double

   The majority of fixed-access broadband customers use a router.  The
   placement of the VoIP client is mentioned to describe what sorts of
   hosts may need to be able to request location information.  Soft
   clients on PCs are frequently not launched until long after
   bootstrapping is complete, and are not able to control any options
   that may be specified during bootstrapping.  They also cannot control
   whether a VPN client is running on the end host.

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3.2.  Mobile Network

   One example of a moving network is a WiMAX-fixed wireless scenario.
   This also applies to "pre-WiMAX" and "WiMAX-like" fixed wireless
   networks.  In implementations intended to provide broadband service
   to a home or other stationary location, the customer-side antenna/NTE
   tends to be rather small and portable.  The LAN-side output of this
   device is an Ethernet jack, which can be used to feed a PC or a
   router.  The PC or router then uses DHCP or PPPoE to connect to the
   access network, the same as for wired access networks.  Access
   providers who deploy this technology may use the same core network
   (including network elements that terminate PPPoE and provide IP
   addresses) for DSL, fiber to the premises (FTTP), and fixed wireless

   Given that the customer antenna is portable and can be battery-
   powered, it is possible for a user to connect a laptop to it and move
   within the coverage area of a single base antenna.  This coverage
   area can be many square kilometers in size.  In this case, the laptop
   (and any SIP client running on it) would be completely unaware of
   their mobility.  Only the user and the network are aware of the
   laptop's mobility.

   Further examples of moving networks (where end devices may not be
   aware that they are moving) can be found in busses, trains, and

   Figure 2 shows an example topology for a moving network.

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   | Wireless                 |
   | Access Network Provider  |
   |                          |
   |              +----------+|
   |      +-------+ LIS      ||
   |      |       |          ||
   |  +---+----+  +----------+|
   |  | Node   |              |
   |  |        |              |
   |  +---+----+              |
   |      |                   |
          | Wireless Interface
   |      |    Moving Network |
   |  +---+----+              |
   |  | NTE    |   +--------+ |
   |  |        +---+ Host   | |
   |  +-+-----++   |  B     | |
   |    |     \    +--------+ |
   |    |      \              |
   |+---+----+  \  +---+----+ |
   || Host   |   \ | Host   | |
   ||  A     |    \+  B     | |
   |+--------+     +--------+ |

   Figure 2: Moving Network

3.3.  Wireless Access

   Figure 3 shows a wireless access network where a moving host obtains
   location information or references to location information from the
   LIS.  The access equipment uses, in many cases, link-layer devices.
   Figure 3 represents a hotspot network found, for example, in hotels,
   airports, and coffee shops.  For editorial reasons we only describe a
   single access point and do not depict how the LIS obtains location
   information since this is very deployment specific.

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   | Access Network Provider  |
   |                          |
   |              +----------+|
   |      +-------| LIS      ||
   |      |       |          ||
   |  +--------+  +----------+|
   |  | Access |              |
   |  | Point  |              |
   |  +--------+              |
   |      |                   |
      | Host |

   Figure 3: Wireless Access Scenario

4.  Discovery of the Location Information Server

      Note that this section lists mechanisms that were discussed in the
      GEOPRIV Layer 7 Location Configuration Protocol design team.  They
      are included to show challenges in the problem space and are
      listed for completeness reasons.  They do not in any way mean that
      there is consensus about any of the mechanisms or that the IETF
      recommends any of the procedures described in this section.

   When a device wants to retrieve location information from the LIS, it
   first needs to discover it.  Based on the problem statement of
   determining the location of the device, which is known best by
   entities close to the device itself, we assume that the LIS is
   located in the local subnet or in the access network.  Several
   procedures have been investigated that aim to discover the LIS in
   such an access network.

   DHCP-based Discovery:

      In some environments, the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
      (DHCP) might be a good choice for discovering the fully-qualified
      domain name (FQDN) or the IP address of the LIS.  In environments
      where DHCP can be used, it is also possible to use the already
      defined location extensions.  In environments with legacy devices,
      such as the one shown in Section 3.1, a DHCP-based discovery
      solution may not be possible.

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   DNS-based Discovery:

      Before a Domain Name System (DNS) lookup can be started, it is
      necessary to learn the domain name of the access network that runs
      an LIS.  Several ways to learn the domain name exist.  For
      example, the end host obtains its own public IP address via Simple
      Traversal of the UDP Protocol through NAT (STUN) [RFC5389], and
      performs a reverse DNS lookup (assuming the data is provisioned
      into the DNS).  Then, the DNS Service (SRV) record or the DNS
      Naming Authority Pointer (NAPTR) record for that domain is
      retrieved.  A more detailed description of this approach can be
      found in [LIS-DISC].

   Redirect Rule:

      A redirect rule at an entity in the access network could be used
      to redirect the L7 LCP signaling messages (destined to a specific
      port) to the LIS.  The device could then discover the LIS by
      sending a packet with a specific (registered) port number to
      almost any address as long as the destination IP address does not
      target an entity in the local network.  The packet would be
      redirected to the respective LIS being configured.  The same
      procedure is used by captive portals whereby any HTTP traffic is
      intercepted and redirected.

      To some extent, this approach is similar to packets that are
      marked with a Router Alert option [RFC2113] and intercepted by
      entities that understand the specific marking.  In the above-
      mentioned case, however, the marking is provided via a registered
      port number instead of relying on a Router Alert option.

      This solution approach would require a deep packet inspection
      capability at an entity in the access provider's networks that
      scans for the occurrence of particular destination port numbers.

   Multicast Query:

      A device could also discover an LIS by sending a DNS query to a
      well-known address.  An example of such a mechanism is multicast
      DNS (see [RFC4795] and [mDNS]).  Unfortunately, these mechanisms
      only work on the local link.

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      With this solution, an anycast address is defined (for IPv4 and
      IPv6) in the style of [RFC3068] that allows the device to route
      discovery packets to the nearest LIS.  Note that this procedure
      would be used purely for discovery and is therefore similar to the
      local Teredo server discovery approach outlined in Section 4.2 of

   The LIS discovery procedure raises deployment and security issues.
   The access network needs to be designed to prevent man-in-the-middle
   adversaries from presenting themselves as an LIS to devices.  When a
   device discovers an LIS, it needs to ensure (and be able to ensure)
   that the discovered entity is indeed an authorized LIS.

5.  Identifier for Location Determination

      Note that this section lists mechanisms that were discussed in the
      GEOPRIV Layer 7 Location Configuration Protocol design team.  They
      are included to show challenges in the problem space and are
      listed for completeness reasons.  They do not in any way mean that
      there is consensus about any of the mechanisms or that the IETF
      recommends any of the procedures described in this section.

   The LIS returns location information to the device when it receives a
   request.  Some form of identifier is therefore needed to allow the
   LIS to retrieve the device's current location, or a good
   approximation, from a database.

   The chosen identifier needs to have the following properties:

   Ability for Device to learn or know the identifier:

      The device MUST know or MUST be able to learn of the identifier
      (explicitly or implicitly) in order to send it to the LIS.
      Implicitly refers to the situation where a device along the path
      between the device and the LIS modifies the identifier, as it is
      done by a NAT when an IP address based identifier is used.

   Ability to use the identifier for location determination:

      The LIS MUST be able to use the identifier (directly or
      indirectly) for location determination.  Indirectly refers to the
      case where the LIS uses other identifiers internally for location
      determination, in addition to the one provided by the device.

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   Security properties of the identifier:

      Misuse needs to be minimized whereby an off-path adversary MUST
      NOT be able to obtain location information of other devices.  An
      on-path adversary in the same subnet SHOULD NOT be able to spoof
      the identifier of another device in the same subnet.

   The following list discusses frequently mentioned identifiers and
   their properties:

   Media Access Control (MAC) Address:

      The MAC address is known to the device itself, but not carried
      beyond a single IP hop and therefore not accessible to the LIS in
      most deployment environments (unless carried in the L7 LCP

   Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Virtual Path Identifier / Virtual
      Circuit Identifier (VPI/VCI):

      The VCI/VPI is generally only seen by the DSL modem.  Almost all
      routers in the United States use 1 of 2 VPI/VCI value pairs: 0/35
      and 8/35.  This VC is terminated at the digital subscriber line
      access multiplexer (DSLAM), which uses a different VPI/VCI (per
      end customer) to connect to the ATM switch.  Only the network
      provider is able to map VPI/VCI values through its network.  With
      the arrival of Very high rate Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL), ATM
      will slowly be phased out in favor of Ethernet.

   Ethernet Switch (Bridge)/Port Number:

      This identifier is available only in certain networks, such as
      enterprise networks, typically available via the IEEE 802.1AB
      protocol [802.1AB] or proprietary protocols like the Cisco
      Discovery Protocol (CDP) [CDP].

   Cell ID:

      This identifier is available in cellular data networks and the
      cell ID may not be visible to the device.

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   Host Identifier:

      The Host Identifier introduced by the Host Identity Protocol (HIP)
      [RFC5201] allows identification of a particular host.
      Unfortunately, the network can only use this identifier for
      location determination if the operator already stores a mapping of
      host identities to location information.  Furthermore, there is a
      deployment problem since the host identities are not used in
      today's networks.

   Cryptographically Generated Address (CGA):

      The concept of a Cryptographically Generated Address (CGA) was
      introduced by [RFC3972].  The basic idea is to put the truncated
      hash of a public key into the interface identifier part of an IPv6
      address.  In addition to the properties of an IP address, it
      allows a proof of ownership.  Hence, a return routability check
      can be omitted.  It is only available for IPv6 addresses.

   Network Access Identifiers:

      A Network Access Identifier [RFC4282] is used during the network
      access authentication procedure, for example, in RADIUS [RFC2865]
      and Diameter [RFC3588].  In DSL networks, the user credentials
      are, in many cases, only known by the home router and not
      configured at the device itself.  To the network, the
      authenticated user identity is only available if a network access
      authentication procedure is executed.  In case of roaming, the
      user's identity might not be available to the access network since
      security protocols might offer user identity confidentiality and
      thereby hide the real identity of the user allowing the access
      network to only see a pseudonym or a randomized string.

   Unique Client Identifier

      The Broadband Forum has defined that all devices that expect to be
      managed by the TR-069 interface, see [TR069], have to be able to
      generate an identifier that uniquely identifies the device.  It
      also has a requirement that routers that use DHCP to the WAN use
      RFC 4361 [RFC4361] to provide the DHCP server with a unique client
      identifier.  This identifier is, however, not visible to the
      device when legacy NTE devices are used.

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   IP Address:

      The device's IP address may be used for location determination.
      This IP address is not visible to the LIS if the device is behind
      one or multiple NATs.  This may not be a problem since the
      location of a device that is located behind a NAT cannot be
      determined by the access network.  The LIS would in this case only
      see the public IP address of the NAT binding allocated by the NAT,
      which is the expected behavior.  The property of the IP address
      for a return routability check is attractive to return location
      information only to the address that submitted the request.  If an
      adversary wants to learn the location of a device (as identified
      by a particular IP address), then it does not see the response
      message (unless it is on the subnetwork or at a router along the
      path towards the LIS).

      On a shared medium, an adversary could ask for location
      information of another device.  The adversary would be able to see
      the response message since it is sniffing on the shared medium
      unless security mechanisms, such as link-layer encryption, are in
      place.  With a network deployment as shown in Section 3.1 with
      multiple devices in the Customer Premises being behind a NAT, the
      LIS is unable to differentiate the individual devices.  For WLAN
      deployments as found in hotels, as shown in Section 3.3, it is
      possible for an adversary to eavesdrop data traffic and
      subsequently to spoof the IP address in a query to the LIS to
      learn more detailed location information (e.g., specific room
      numbers).  Such an attack might, for example, compromise the
      privacy of hotel guests.

6.  Requirements

   The following requirements and assumptions have been identified:

   Requirement L7-1: Identifier Choice

      The L7 LCP MUST be able to carry different identifiers or MUST
      define an identifier that is mandatory to implement.  Regarding
      the latter aspect, such an identifier is only appropriate if it is
      from the same realm as the one for which the location information
      service maintains identifier-to-location mapping.

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   Requirement L7-2: Mobility Support

      The L7 LCP MUST support a broad range of mobility from devices
      that can only move between reboots, to devices that can change
      attachment points with the impact that their IP address is
      changed, to devices that do not change their IP address while
      roaming, to devices that continuously move by being attached to
      the same network attachment point.

   Requirement L7-3: ASP and Access Network Provider Relationship

      The design of the L7 LCP MUST NOT assume that a business or trust
      relationship between the Application Service Provider (ASP) and
      the Access Network Provider.  Requirements for resolving a
      reference to location information are not discussed in this

   Requirement L7-4: Layer 2 and Layer 3 Provider Relationship

      The design of the L7 LCP MUST assume that there is a trust and
      business relationship between the L2 and the L3 provider.  The L3
      provider operates the LIS that the device queries.  It, in turn,
      needs to obtain location information from the L2 provider since
      this one is closest to the device.  If the L2 and L3 provider for
      the same device are different entities, they cooperate for the
      purposes needed to determine locations.

   Requirement L7-5: Legacy Device Considerations

      The design of the L7 LCP MUST consider legacy devices, such as
      residential NAT devices and NTEs in a DSL environment, that cannot
      be upgraded to support additional protocols, for example, to pass
      additional information towards the device.

   Requirement L7-6: Virtual Private Network (VPN) Awareness

      The design of the L7 LCP MUST assume that at least one end of a
      VPN is aware of the VPN functionality.  In an enterprise scenario,
      the enterprise side will provide the LIS used by the device and
      can thereby detect whether the LIS request was initiated through a
      VPN tunnel.

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   Requirement L7-7: Network Access Authentication

      The design of the L7 LCP MUST NOT assume that prior network access

   Requirement L7-8: Network Topology Unawareness

      The design of the L7 LCP MUST NOT assume that devices are aware of
      the access network topology.  Devices are, however, able to
      determine their public IP address(es) via mechanisms, such as
      Simple Traversal of User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Through Network
      Address Translators (NATs) (STUN) [RFC5389] or Next Steps in
      Signaling (NSIS) NAT/Firewall NSIS Signaling Layer Protocol (NSLP)

   Requirement L7-9: Discovery Mechanism

      The L7 LCP MUST define a mandatory-to-implement LIS discovery

   Requirement L7-10: PIDF-LO Creation

      When an LIS creates a Presence Information Data Format (PIDF)
      Location Object (LO) [RFC4119], then it MUST put the <geopriv>
      element into the <device> element of the presence document (see
      [RFC4479]).  This ensures that the resulting PIDF-LO document,
      which is subsequently distributed to other entities, conforms to
      the rules outlined in [RFC5491].

7.  Security Considerations

   By using a Geolocation L7 Location Configuration Protocol, the device
   (and a human user of such a device, if applicable) exposes themselves
   to a privacy risk whereby an unauthorized entity receives location
   information.  Providing confidentiality protected location to the
   requestor depends on the success of four steps:

   1.  The client MUST have a means to discover a LIS.

   2.  The client MUST authenticate the discovered LIS.

   3.  The LIS MUST be able to determine location and return it to the
       authorized entity.

   4.  The LIS MUST securely exchange messages without intermediaries
       eavesdropping or tampering with them.

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   This document contains various security-related requirements
   throughout the document addressing the above-mentioned steps.  For a
   broader security discussion of the overall geolocation privacy
   architecture, the reader is referred to [GEOPRIV-ARCH].

8.  Contributors

   This contribution is a joint effort of the GEOPRIV Layer 7 Location
   Configuration Requirements Design Team of the IETF GEOPRIV Working
   Group.  The contributors include Henning Schulzrinne, Barbara Stark,
   Marc Linsner, Andrew Newton, James Winterbottom, Martin Thomson,
   Rohan Mahy, Brian Rosen, Jon Peterson, and Hannes Tschofenig.

   We would like to thank the GEOPRIV Working Group Chairs, Andy Newton,
   Randy Gellens, and Allison Mankin, for creating the design team.
   Furthermore, we would like thank Andy Newton for his support during
   the design team mailing list, for setting up Jabber chat conferences,
   and for participating in the phone conference discussions.

   The design team members can be reached at:

   Marc Linsner:

   Rohan Mahy:

   Andrew Newton:

   Jon Peterson:

   Brian Rosen:

   Henning Schulzrinne:

   Barbara Stark:

   Martin Thomson:

   Hannes Tschofenig:

   James Winterbottom:

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9.  Acknowledgements

   We would also like to thank Murugaraj Shanmugam, Ted Hardie, Martin
   Dawson, Richard Barnes, James Winterbottom, Tom Taylor, Otmar Lendl,
   Marc Linsner, Brian Rosen, Roger Marshall, Guy Caron, Doug Stuard,
   Eric Arolick, Dan Romascanu, Jerome Grenier, Martin Thomson, Barbara
   Stark, Michael Haberler, and Mary Barnes for their WGLC review

   The authors would like to thank NENA for their work on [NENA] as it
   helped to provide some of the initial thinking.

   The authors would also like to thank Cullen Jennings for his feedback
   as part of the IESG processing.  Additionally, we would like to thank
   Alexey Melnikov, Dan Romascanu, and Robert Sparks.

10.  References

10.1.  Normative References

   [RFC2119]       Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
                   Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997.

   [RFC5012]       Schulzrinne, H. and R. Marshall, "Requirements for
                   Emergency Context Resolution with Internet
                   Technologies", RFC 5012, January 2008.

10.2.  Informative References

   [802.1AB]       "IEEE 802.1AB-2005 IEEE Standard for Local and
                   Metropolitan Area Networks Station and Media Access
                   Control Connectivity Discovery", May 2005, <http://

   [CDP]           Wikipedia, "Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)", <http://

   [GEOPRIV-ARCH]  Barnes, R., Lepinski, M., Cooper, A., Morris, J.,
                   Tschofenig, H., and H. Schulzrinne, "An Architecture
                   for Location and Location Privacy in Internet
                   Applications", Work in Progress, October 2009.

   [LBYR-REQS]     Marshall, R., Ed., "Requirements for a Location-by-
                   Reference Mechanism", Work in Progress,
                   November 2009.

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   [LIS-DISC]      Thomson, M. and J. Winterbottom, "Discovering the
                   Local Location Information Server (LIS)", Work
                   in Progress, February 2010.

   [LIS2LIS]       Winterbottom, J. and S. Norreys, "LIS to LIS Protocol
                   Requirements", Work in Progress, November 2007.

   [NENA]          "NENA 08-505, Issue 1, 2006 (December 21, 2006), NENA
                   Recommended Method(s) for Location Determination to
                   Support IP-Based Emergency Services - Technical
                   Information Document (TID)", December 2006, <http://

   [NSLP]          Stiemerling, M., Tschofenig, H., Aoun, C., and E.
                   Davies, "NAT/Firewall NSIS Signaling Layer Protocol
                   (NSLP)", Work in Progress, February 2010.

   [RFC2113]       Katz, D., "IP Router Alert Option", RFC 2113,
                   February 1997.

   [RFC2865]       Rigney, C., Willens, S., Rubens, A., and W. Simpson,
                   "Remote Authentication Dial In User Service
                   (RADIUS)", RFC 2865, June 2000.

   [RFC3068]       Huitema, C., "An Anycast Prefix for 6to4 Relay
                   Routers", RFC 3068, June 2001.

   [RFC3588]       Calhoun, P., Loughney, J., Guttman, E., Zorn, G., and
                   J. Arkko, "Diameter Base Protocol", RFC 3588,
                   September 2003.

   [RFC3972]       Aura, T., "Cryptographically Generated Addresses
                   (CGA)", RFC 3972, March 2005.

   [RFC4119]       Peterson, J., "A Presence-based GEOPRIV Location
                   Object Format", RFC 4119, December 2005.

   [RFC4282]       Aboba, B., Beadles, M., Arkko, J., and P. Eronen,
                   "The Network Access Identifier", RFC 4282,
                   December 2005.

   [RFC4361]       Lemon, T. and B. Sommerfeld, "Node-specific Client
                   Identifiers for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
                   Version Four (DHCPv4)", RFC 4361, February 2006.

   [RFC4479]       Rosenberg, J., "A Data Model for Presence", RFC 4479,
                   July 2006.

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   [RFC4795]       Aboba, B., Thaler, D., and L. Esibov, "Link-local
                   Multicast Name Resolution (LLMNR)", RFC 4795,
                   January 2007.

   [RFC5201]       Moskowitz, R., Nikander, P., Jokela, P., and T.
                   Henderson, "Host Identity Protocol", RFC 5201,
                   April 2008.

   [RFC5389]       Rosenberg, J., Mahy, R., Matthews, P., and D. Wing,
                   "Session Traversal Utilities for NAT (STUN)",
                   RFC 5389, October 2008.

   [RFC5491]       Winterbottom, J., Thomson, M., and H. Tschofenig,
                   "GEOPRIV Presence Information Data Format Location
                   Object (PIDF-LO) Usage Clarification, Considerations,
                   and Recommendations", RFC 5491, March 2009.

   [TEREDO-SEL]    Ward, N., "Teredo Server Selection", Work
                   in Progress, July 2007.

   [TR069]         "TR-069, CPE WAN Management Protocol v1.1, Version:
                   Issue 1 Amendment 2", December 2007, <http://

   [mDNS]          Cheshire, S. and M. Krochmal, "Multicast DNS", Work
                   in Progress, September 2009.

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Authors' Addresses

   Hannes Tschofenig
   Nokia Siemens Networks
   Linnoitustie 6
   Espoo  02600

   Phone: +358 (50) 4871445

   Henning Schulzrinne
   Columbia University
   Department of Computer Science
   450 Computer Science Building
   New York, NY  10027

   Phone: +1 212 939 7004

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