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LoST: A Location-to-Service Translation Protocol (RFC5222)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000173445D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Aug-06

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

T. Hardie: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This document describes an XML-based protocol for mapping service identifiers and geodetic or civic location information to service contact URIs. In particular, it can be used to determine the location-appropriate Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for emergency services.

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Network Working Group                                          T. Hardie Request for Comments: 5222                                Qualcomm, Inc. Category: Standards Track                                      A. Newton                                   American Registry for Internet Numbers                                                           H. Schulzrinne                                                      Columbia University                                                            H. Tschofenig                                                   Nokia Siemens Networks                                                              August 2008

             LoST: A Location-to-Service Translation Protocol

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.

Abstract

   This document describes an XML-based protocol for mapping service    identifiers and geodetic or civic location information to service    contact URIs.  In particular, it can be used to determine the    location-appropriate Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for    emergency services.

Table of Contents

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

2.  Terminology and Requirements Notation ......................... 4

3.  Overview of Protocol Usage .................................... 5

4.  LoST Servers and Their Resolution  ............................ 6

5.  The <mapping> Element  ........................................ 7

  5.1.  The Mapping Data Source: 'source', 'sourceId', and

        'lastUpdated' Attributes .................................. 7

  5.2.  Mapping Validity:  The 'expires' Attribute ................ 8

  5.3.  Describing the Service with the <displayName> Element  .... 8

  5.4.  The Mapped Service: The <service> Element ................. 8

  5.5.  Defining the Service Region with the <serviceBoundary>

        Element  .................................................. 9

  5.6.  Service Boundaries by Reference: The

        <serviceBoundaryReference> Element ........................ 9

  5.7.  The Service Number: The <serviceNumber> Element  ......... 10

  5.8.  Service...