[rfc-dist] RFC 6155 on Use of Device Identity in HTTP-Enabled Location Delivery (HELD)

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        RFC 6155

        Title:      Use of Device Identity in 
                    HTTP-Enabled Location Delivery (HELD) 
        Author:     J. Winterbottom, M. Thomson,
                    H. Tschofenig, R. Barnes
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       March 2011
        Mailbox:    james.winterbottom at andrew.com, 
                    martin.thomson at andrew.com, 
                    Hannes.Tschofenig at gmx.net,  rbarnes at bbn.com
        Pages:      27
        Characters: 58542
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-geopriv-held-identity-extensions-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6155.txt

When a Location Information Server receives a request for location
information (using the locationRequest message), described in the
base HTTP-Enabled Location Delivery (HELD) specification, it uses the
source IP address of the arriving message as a pointer to the
location determination process.  This is sufficient in environments
where the location of a Device can be determined based on its IP

Two additional use cases are addressed by this document.  In the
first, location configuration requires additional or alternative
identifiers from the source IP address provided in the request.  In
the second, an entity other than the Device requests the location of
the Device.

This document extends the HELD protocol to allow the location request
message to carry Device identifiers.  Privacy and security
considerations describe the conditions where requests containing
identifiers are permitted.  [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
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