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Method for Service Discovery in Mixed (Heterogeneous) Environments

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012305D
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-28

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Abstract

A simplified method is described for the advertisement and discovery of networked services. The described method is based on the fact the network environments are mixed (heterogeneous) and the advertisement and discovery of network services needs support multiple underlying standards, defacto mechanisms, and custom mechanisms. The described method provides an abstract interface to applications so that applications can be isolated from changes and from differences in underlying mechanisms.