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Re: [ecf-dev] Doc question

On 12/23/2010 11:16 AM, Wim Jongman wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> when using the service discovery view, i notice a lot of service names
> are appended with
> 
> _iana
> 
> Does this come from the network or is it an ECF specific thing.

Hi Wim,

it's the naming authority that has defined the service type. E.g. SLP
defaults to IANA [0] but allows to set a custom one on the network layer.

The use case is you define your own service type
"some._wim._servicetype", you would become the naming authority
"wimjongman" to indicate that the service types has been defined by you.

Other discovery protocols/providers might not allow to set a naming
authority and thus simply default to IANA (ECF discovery default).

HTH
Markus

[0] http://www.iana.org/