IPP Mail Archive: IPP> ADM - BOF announcement: WASRV (Wide Area Service Location)

IPP Mail Archive: IPP> ADM - BOF announcement: WASRV (Wide Area Service Location)

IPP> ADM - BOF announcement: WASRV (Wide Area Service Location)

Dan Wing (dwing@cisco.com)
Thu, 26 Mar 1998 15:33:52 PST

This was announced to the IFAX group.

It might also be of interest to the IPP group.




There will be a BOF at IETF 41 concerning Wide Area Service Location -

There has been recent interest in mechanisms for discovery of services across the global internet. Such interest has manifested itself in numerous papers, standards proposals, and commercial tools. However, what is meant by wide area service location seems to vary in all cases. The organizers of the WASRV BOF will advocate a set of architectural principals for a successful wide area service location system.

In brief, discovery should not require a priori knowledge or configuration to perform, should be based on attribute based search criteria and allow rapid, scalable access to service information. Services should be discoverable only when they are actually available and ideally advertise themselves automatically.

These principals will be discussed and proposals for solutions to the wide area service location problem will be presented. The goal of the BOF is to determine whether there is sufficient interest in the problem, as we agree to define it, and whether the technical proposals presented will arrive at a feasible technical solution.

Please see http://www.bell-labs.com/mailing-lists/wasrv/ for a list of documents including "WASRV Architectural Principles" which describe in detail the issues believe a chartered WASRV WG in the Internet area should address.

My apologies if you receive this announcement more than once. The BOF is currently scheduled for 1530-1730 Thursday in the Avalon room (but check your schedules when you arrive for changes :-)

Erik Guttman WASRV BOF Cochair

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