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Finding an RSIP Server with SLP (RFC3105)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005856D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-13
Document File: 12 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Kempf: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document contains an SLP service type template that describes the advertisements made by RSIP servers for their services. Service Location Protocol (SLP) is an IETF standards track protocol specifically designed to allow clients to find servers offering particular services. Since RSIP (Realm Specific IP) clients require a mechanism to discover RSIP servers, SLP is a natural match for a solution. The service type template is the basis for an Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) standard definition of the advertisements offered by RSIP servers, an important step toward interoperability.

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Network Working Group                                           J. Kempf

Request for Comments: 3105                           NTT DoCoMo USA Labs

Category: Experimental                                     G. Montenegro

                                                        Sun Microsystems

                                                            October 2001

                    Finding an RSIP Server with SLP

Status of this Memo

   This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet

   community.  It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

   Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.

   Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2001).  All Rights Reserved.

IESG Note

   The IESG notes that the set of documents describing the RSIP

   technology imply significant host and gateway changes for a complete

   implementation.  In addition, the floating of port numbers can cause

   problems for some applications, preventing an RSIP-enabled host from

   interoperating transparently with existing applications in some cases

   (e.g., IPsec).  Finally, there may be significant operational

   complexities associated with using RSIP.  Some of these and other

   complications are outlined in section 6 of the RFC 3102, as well as

   in the Appendices of RFC 3104.  Accordingly, the costs and benefits

   of using RSIP should be carefully weighed against other means of

   relieving address shortage.

Abstract

   This document contains an SLP service type template that describes

   the advertisements made by RSIP servers for their services.  Service

   Location Protocol (SLP) is an IETF standards track protocol

   specifically designed to allow clients to find servers offering

   particular services.  Since RSIP (Realm Specific IP) clients require

   a mechanism to discover RSIP servers, SLP is a natural match for a

   solution.  The service type template is the basis for an Internet

   Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) standard definition of the

   advertisements offered by RSIP servers, an important step toward

   interoperability.

Kempf & Montenegro            Experimental                      [Page 1]

RFC 3105            Finding an RSIP Server with SLP         October 2001

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction ...............................................  2

   2.  Notation Conventions .......................................  2

   3.  Terminology ................................................  2

   4.  Using SLP for RSIP Service Discovery .......................  3

   5.  Using Scopes for Server Provisioning .......................  4

   6.  Load Balancing .............................................  6

   7.  The RSIP Service Type Template .............................  7

   8.  Security Considerations ....................................  9

   9.  Summary ....................................................  9

   References .....................................................  9

   Authors' Addresses ............................................. 10

   Full Copyright Statement ....................................... 11

1. Introduction

   Realm Specific IP (RSIP) [7] enables an RSIP client in one realm to

   borrow addresses and other resources from another realm.  It does so

   by engaging in an RSIP protocol [1] exchange with an RSIP server.

   The RSIP protocol requires the RSIP server to have a p...