RFC 5223

Discovering Location-to-Service Translation (LoST) Servers Using the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), August 2008

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5223.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
H. Schulzrinne
J. Polk
H. Tschofenig
Stream:
IETF
Source:
ecrit (rai)

Cite this RFC: TXT  |  XML

DOI:  10.17487/RFC5223

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Abstract

The Location-to-Service Translation (LoST) Protocol describes an XML- based protocol for mapping service identifiers and geospatial or civic location information to service contact Uniform Resource Locators (URLs). LoST servers can be located anywhere, but a placement closer to the end host, e.g., in the access network, is desirable. In disaster situations with intermittent network connectivity, such a LoST server placement provides benefits regarding the resiliency of emergency service communication. This document describes how a LoST client can discover a LoST server using the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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