[rfc-dist] RFC 6451 on Location-to-Service Translation (LoST) Protocol Extensions

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        RFC 6451

        Title:      Location-to-Service Translation (LoST) Protocol 
        Author:     A. Forte, H. Schulzrinne
        Status:     Experimental
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       December 2011
        Mailbox:    forte at att.com, 
                    hgs at cs.columbia.edu
        Pages:      23
        Characters: 45682
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-forte-lost-extensions-08.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6451.txt

An important class of location-based services answers the question,
"What instances of this service are closest to me?"  Examples include
finding restaurants, gas stations, stores, automated teller machines,
wireless access points (hot spots), or parking spaces.  Currently,
the Location-to-Service Translation (LoST) protocol only supports
mapping locations to a single service based on service regions.  This
document describes an extension that allows queries of the type "N
nearest", "within distance X", and "served by".  This document defines 
an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.

EXPERIMENTAL: This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the
Internet community.  It does not specify an Internet standard of any
kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

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