[rfc-dist] RFC 8386 on Privacy Considerations for Protocols Relying on IP Broadcast or Multicast

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        RFC 8386

        Title:      Privacy Considerations for Protocols Relying 
                    on IP Broadcast or Multicast 
        Author:     R. Winter, 
                    M. Faath,
                    F. Weisshaar
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       May 2018
        Mailbox:    rolf.winter at hs-augsburg.de, 
                    faath at conntac.net, 
                    fabian.weisshaar at hs-augsburg.de
        Pages:      13
        Characters: 32238
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-intarea-broadcast-consider-09.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8386

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC8386

A number of application-layer protocols make use of IP broadcast or
multicast messages for functions such as local service discovery or
name resolution.  Some of these functions can only be implemented
efficiently using such mechanisms.  When using broadcast or multicast
messages, a passive observer in the same broadcast or multicast
domain can trivially record these messages and analyze their content.
Therefore, designers of protocols that make use of broadcast or
multicast messages need to take special care when designing their

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