[rfc-dist] RFC 6760 on Requirements for a Protocol to Replace the AppleTalk Name Binding Protocol (NBP)

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        RFC 6760

        Title:      Requirements for a Protocol to 
                    Replace the AppleTalk Name Binding Protocol 
        Author:     S. Cheshire, M. Krochmal
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       February 2013
        Mailbox:    cheshire at apple.com, 
                    marc at apple.com
        Pages:      16
        Characters: 38212
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-cheshire-dnsext-nbp-10.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6760.txt

One of the goals of the authors of Multicast DNS (mDNS) and DNS-Based
Service Discovery (DNS-SD) was to retire AppleTalk and the
AppleTalk Name Binding Protocol (NBP) and to replace them with an IP-based
solution.  This document presents a brief overview of the capabilities
of AppleTalk NBP and outlines the properties required of an IP-based

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