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Application-Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO) Server Discovery (RFC7286)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239558D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Nov-15
Document File: 30 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Kiesel: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

The goal of Application-Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO) is to provide guidance to applications that have to select one or several hosts from a set of candidates capable of providing a desired resource [RFC5693]. ALTO is realized by a client-server protocol; see requirement AR-1 in [RFC6708]. Before an ALTO client can ask for guidance it needs to discover one or more ALTO servers that can provide guidance to this specific client.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         S. Kiesel Request for Comments: 7286                       University of Stuttgart Category: Standards Track                                 M. Stiemerling ISSN: 2070-1721                                          NEC Europe Ltd.                                                                N. Schwan                                                       Thales Deutschland                                                                M. Scharf                                                 Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs                                                                  H. Song                                                                   Huawei                                                            November 2014

      Application-Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO) Server Discovery

Abstract

   The goal of Application-Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO) is to    provide guidance to applications that have to select one or several    hosts from a set of candidates capable of providing a desired    resource.  ALTO is realized by a client-server protocol.  Before an    ALTO client can ask for guidance, it needs to discover one or more    ALTO servers.

   This document specifies a procedure for resource-consumer-initiated    ALTO server discovery, which can be used if the ALTO client is    embedded in the resource consumer.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7286.

 Kiesel, et al.               Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7286                  ALTO Server Discovery            November 2014

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