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Common Name Resolution Protocol (CNRP) (RFC3367)

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

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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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

Category: Standards Track                                 VeriSign, Inc.

                                                              M. Moseley

                                                           Netword, Inc.

                                                             August 2002

                 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...