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Application Discovering a Service

Submitter: Jean-Claude Dufourd, Telecom ParisTech

Tracker Issue ID: ISSUE-14

Description: An application discovers a service. Discovery means that after discovery, the application has:

  • an identification of a device (maybe) and a service;
  • a means to know the messages that can be exchanged, possibly with their parameters;
  • a means to send messages to the service, if the service may receive messages;
  • a means to receive messages from the service, if the service may send messages.


Justification: Very basic use case, on which all other use cases depend. There is no existing way for an application to discover services and communicate with them, if the author did not have the address of the service.