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I-D ACTION:draft-zhao-slp-attr-00.txt



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	Title		: Defining and Using Global Service Attributes in SLP
	Author(s)	: W. Zhao, H. Schulzrinne
	Filename	: draft-zhao-slp-attr-00.txt
	Pages		: 8
	Date		: 27-Mar-02
	
This document describes a mechanism for extending the functionality
of the Service Location Protocol (SLP) via defining and using global
service attributes. A global service attribute is service type
independent. It is used for describing a common service property or
for a service management purpose. Its name begins with the 'service-'
prefix. It is defined using an attribute template, and can be
imported into any service template. We give examples of three global
service attributes: service-id, service-transport-protocol, and
service-replication-id. We also show how to use global service
attributes to support replicated server groups, multiple access
protocols, multiple transport protocols, and URL changes.

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