Multicast DNS (mDNS) provides the ability to do DNS-like operations
on the local link in the absence of any conventional unicast DNS
server. In addition, mDNS designates a portion of the DNS namespace
to be free for local use, without the need to pay any annual fee, and
without the need to set up delegations or otherwise configure a
conventional DNS server to answer for those names.
Working Group Summary
This document is AD-sponsored.
An earlier revision of this document was reviewed by the IETF and
the IESG for publication as Informational. The current revision
has been updated based on feedback from the earlier reviews. Ralph
Droms reviewed the current revision. mDNS is widely implemented.
Ralph Droms (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the responsible AD.