Handle System Protocol (ver 2.1) Specification, November 2003
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The Handle System is a general-purpose global name service that allows secured name resolution and administration over the public Internet. This document describes the protocol used for client software to access the Handle System for both handle resolution and administration. The protocol specifies the procedure for a client software to locate the responsible handle server of any given handle. It also defines the messages exchanged between the client and server for any handle operation.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.