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Common Name Resolution Protocol (CNRP) (RFC3367)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009617D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-05
Document File: 43 page(s) / 87K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

N. Popp: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

People often refer to things in the real world by a common name or phrase, e.g., a trade name, company name, or a book title. These names are sometimes easier for people to remember and type than URLs. Furthermore, because of the limited syntax of URLs, companies and individuals are finding that the ones that might be most reasonable for their resources are being used elsewhere and so are unavailable. For the purposes of this document, a "common name" is a word or a phrase, without imposed syntactic structure, that may be associated with a resource.

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Network Working Group� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � N. Popp

Request for Comments: 3367� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � M. Mealling

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� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Common Name Resolution Protocol (CNRP)

Status of this Memo

� � 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 status of this protocol.� Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

� � Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).� All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

� � People often refer to things in the real world by a common name or

� � phrase, e.g., a trade name, company name, or a book title.� These

� � names are sometimes easier for people to remember and type than URLs.

� � Furthermore, because of the limited syntax of URLs, companies and

� � individuals are finding that the ones that might be most reasonable

� � for their resources are being used elsewhere and so are unavailable.

� � For the purposes of this document, a "common name" is a word or a

� � phrase, without imposed syntactic structure, that may be associated

� � with a resource.

� � This effort is about the creation of a protocol for client

� � applications to communicate with common name resolution services, as

� � exemplified in both the browser enhancement and search site

� � paradigms.� Although the protocol's primary function is resolution,

� � it is also intended to address issues of internationalization and

� � localization.� Name resolution services are not generic search

� � services and thus do not need to provide complex Boolean query,

� � relevance ranking or similar capabilities.� The protocol is a simple,

� � minimal interoperable core.� Mechanisms for extension are provided,

� � so that additional capabilities can be added.

Popp, et. al.� � � � � � � � � � � � � � Standards Track� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � [Page 1]

RFC 3367� � � � � � � � Common Name Resolution Protocol (CNRP)� � � � � August 2002

Table of Contents

� � 1.� � � � � Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 3

� � 2.� � � � � Important Notes� . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 4

� � 2.1� � � � Terminology� . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 4

� � 2.2� � � � DTD is Defi...