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This draft is a work item of the Zero Configuration Networking Working Group of the IETF.
Title : ZeroConf Requirements
Author(s) : M. Hattig
Filename : draft-ietf-zeroconf-reqts-08.txt
Pages : 16
Date : 01-Jun-01
Many common TCP/IP protocols such as DHCP [RFC 2131], DNS [RFC
1034, RFC 1035], MADCAP [RFC 2730], and LDAP [RFC 1487] must be
configured and maintained by an administrative staff. This is
unacceptable for emerging networks such as home networks,
automobile networks, airplane networks, or adhoc networks at
conferences, emergency relief stations, and many others. Such
networks may be nothing more than two isolated laptop PCs
connected via a wireless LAN. For all these networks, an
administrative staff will not exist and the users of these
networks neither have the time nor inclination to learn network
administration skills. Instead, these networks need protocols that
require zero user configuration and administration. This document
is part of an effort to define such zero configuration (zeroconf)
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