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Service Templates and Service: Schemes (RFC2609)

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Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 33 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

E. Guttman: AUTHOR [+2]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2609: DOI

Abstract

This document describes a formal procedure for defining and standardizing new service types and attributes for use with the "service:" scheme. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group E. Guttman Request for Comments: 2609 C. Perkins Updates: 2165 J. Kempf Category: Standards Track Sun Microsystems June 1999

Service Templates and Service: Schemes

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 (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

The "service:" URL scheme name is used to define URLs (called "service: URLs" in this document) that are primarily intended to be used by the Service Location Protocol in order to distribute service access information. These schemes provide an extensible framework for client-based network software to obtain configuration information required to make use of network services. When registering a service: URL, the URL is accompanied by a set of well-defined attributes which define the service. These attributes convey configuration information to client software, or service characteristics meaningful to end users.

This document describes a formal procedure for defining and standardizing new service types and attributes for use with the "service:" scheme. The formal descriptions of service types and attributes are templates that are human and machine understandable. They SHOULD be used by administrative tools to parse service registration information and by client applications to provide localized translations of service attribute strings.

Guttman, et al. Standards Track [Page 1]

RFC 2609 Service Templates and URLs June 1999

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2 1.1. Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.2. Service Location Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.2.1. Compatibility with SLPv1 . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2. Service URL Syntax and Semantics 5 2.1. Service URL Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.2. Service URL Semantics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2.3. Use of service: URLs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.4. Specifying the Service Type-Specific URL Syntax. . . . 10 2.5. Accommodating Abstract Service Types . . . . . . . . 10 2.5.1. Advertising Abstract Service Types . . . . . . 11 3. Syntax and Semantics of Service Type Specifications 12 3.1. Syntax of Service Type Templates . . . . . . . . . . 12 3.2. Semantics of Service Type Templates. . . . . . . . . . 15 3.2.1. Definition of a Service Template . . . . . . . 15 3.2.2. Service Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 3.2.3. Version Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 3.2.4. Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 3.2.5. Syntax of the Service Type-specific URL Part . 17 3.2.6. Attribute Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 4. A Process For Standardizing New Service Types 21 5. IANA Considerations 22 6. Internation...

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