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CS Document 1688-v1

IPv6 Node Information Queries

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CS-doc-1688-v1
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Submitted by:
Elfi Gabriel
Updated by:
Elfi Gabriel
Document Created:
31 Aug 2006, 10:43
Contents Revised:
31 Aug 2006, 10:43
Metadata Revised:
31 Aug 2006, 12:47
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Abstract:
This document describes a protocol for asking an IPv6 node to supply
certain network information, such as its hostname or fully-qualified
domain name. IPv6 implementation experience has shown that direct
queries for a hostname are useful, and a direct query mechanism for
other information has been found useful in serverless environments
and for debugging.
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