Location Information Server (LIS) Discovery Using IP Addresses and Reverse DNS (RFC7216)
Original Publication Date: 2014-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Apr-30
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
M. Thomson: AUTHOR [+2]
A Location Information Server (LIS) is a service provided by an access network. The LIS uses knowledge of the access network topology and other information to generate location information for Devices. Devices within an access network are able to acquire location information from a LIS.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) M. Thomson Request for Comments: 7216 Mozilla Category: Standards Track R. Bellis ISSN: 2070-1721 Nominet UK April 2014
Location Information Server (LIS) Discovery Using IP Addresses and Reverse DNS
The residential gateway is a device that has become an integral part of home networking equipment. Discovering a Location Information Server (LIS) is a necessary part of acquiring location information for location-based services. However, discovering a LIS when a residential gateway is present poses a configuration challenge, requiring a method that is able to work around the obstacle presented by the gateway.
This document describes a solution to this problem. The solution provides alternative domain names as input to the LIS discovery process based on the network addresses assigned to a Device.
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/rfc7216.
Thomson & Bellis Standards Track [Page 1]
RFC 7216 LIS Discovery by IP April 2014
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