[rfc-dist] RFC 5986 on Discovering the Local Location Information Server (LIS)

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        RFC 5986

        Title:      Discovering the Local Location Information 
                    Server (LIS) 
        Author:     M. Thomson, J. Winterbottom
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       September 2010
        Mailbox:    martin.thomson at andrew.com, 
                    james.winterbottom at andrew.com
        Pages:      16
        Characters: 34450
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-geopriv-lis-discovery-15.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5986.txt

Discovery of the correct Location Information Server (LIS) in the
local access network is necessary for Devices that wish to acquire
location information from the network.  A method is described for the
discovery of a LIS in the access network serving a Device.  Dynamic
Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) options for IP versions 4 and 6
are defined that specify a domain name.  This domain name is then
used as input to a URI-enabled NAPTR (U-NAPTR) resolution process.

This document is a product of the Geographic Location/Privacy Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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