IETF RFC 5223
Discovering Location-to-Service Translation (LoST) Servers Using the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
|Publication Date:||1 August 2008|
The Location-to-Service Translation (LoST) Protocol describes an XML-based protocol for mapping service identifiers and geospatial or civic location information to service contact Uniform Resource Locators (URLs). LoST servers can be located anywhere, but a placement closer to the end host, e.g., in the access network, is desirable. In disaster situations with intermittent network connectivity, such a LoST server placement provides benefits regarding the resiliency of emergency service communication.
This document describes how a LoST client can discover a LoST server using the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).