Re: [Geopriv] LIS Discovery: just like LoST

From: Richard Barnes ^lt;rbarnes@bbn.com>
Date: Wed Apr 15 2009 - 11:26:58 EDT

Hey everyone,

I would like to get this issue resolved and then WGLC this document, so
that we can meet our scheduled milestone for it. Please send any
comments on this issue to the list by Wednesday, 22 April 2009.

Thanks,
--Richard

Thomson, Martin wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> It has been proposed to adopt a LIS discovery mechanism like that used in LoST (RFC 5222 & 5223).
>
> After consultation, we've identified a few folks who we're going to seek review from, with the plan being to close this work very soon - it's holding up a few other documents.
>
> I intend to submit the following as -10:
>
> <http://held-location.sourceforge.net/draft-ietf-geopriv-lis-discovery-09a.txt>
>
> There are a number of reasons why this solution is superior:
>
> - It's exactly like LoST.* This avoids differing and confusing solutions to a superficially similar problem.
>
> - The security story is a lot simpler and easier to explain and understand.
>
> Depending on your perspective, which might also be considered advantages:
>
> - It allows network operators the choice of providing different URIs.
>
> - There's machinery in here that ALTO can use for their very similar discovery problem.
>
> - It fits in well with the proposed method in the residential gateway discovery document.
>
> The only disadvantage is the addition of a mandatory DNS (U-NAPTR) resolution step. Richard might suggest that this doesn't always result in extra work, but I plan not to take notice because this only works if you don't care for authentication.
>
> --Martin
>
> * Yes, I know there were problems with LoST discovery, but those were resolved.
>
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