[rfc-dist] RFC 7216 on Location Information Server (LIS) Discovery Using IP Addresses and Reverse DNS

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        RFC 7216

        Title:      Location Information Server (LIS) Discovery 
                    Using IP Addresses and Reverse DNS 
        Author:     M. Thomson, R. Bellis
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2014
        Mailbox:    martin.thomson at gmail.com, 
                    ray.bellis at nominet.org.uk
        Pages:      18
        Characters: 39389
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-geopriv-res-gw-lis-discovery-08.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7216.txt

The residential gateway is a device that has become an integral part
of home networking equipment.  Discovering a Location Information
Server (LIS) is a necessary part of acquiring location information
for location-based services.  However, discovering a LIS when a
residential gateway is present poses a configuration challenge,
requiring a method that is able to work around the obstacle presented
by the gateway.

This document describes a solution to this problem.  The solution
provides alternative domain names as input to the LIS discovery
process based on the network addresses assigned to a Device.

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

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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
Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization state and
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