DNS-Based Service Discovery, February 2013
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This document specifies how DNS resource records are named and structured to facilitate service discovery. Given a type of service that a client is looking for, and a domain in which the client is looking for that service, this mechanism allows clients to discover a list of named instances of that desired service, using standard DNS queries. This mechanism is referred to as DNS-based Service Discovery, or DNS-SD.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.