RE: [HOME_NETWORK_TF] Re: [Fwd: local device discovery - api, demo and source code]

This is the perspective I'm taking as well, although you could perhaps infer that a single IP address represents a "device" if that concept is useful in a particular context.


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From: [] On Behalf Of Dave Raggett
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2011 11:02 AM
To: Jean-Claude Dufourd
Subject: Re: [HOME_NETWORK_TF] Re: [Fwd: local device discovery - api, demo and source code]

On Thu, 2011-04-14 at 10:03 +0200, Jean-Claude Dufourd wrote:
> Thanks for the additional info, Dave.
> Back to requirements for HNTF, from playing with this discovery plugin 
> and our widget+UPnP experience, I get:
> Note: I believe what HNTF is concerned about is service discovery, not 
> device discovery.

As Stuart Chesire of multicast DNS fame says, computers can only deal with services, devices are something humans perceive. Authentication is about an instance of a service (or a particular person's device). So this is a question of perspective.

 Dave Raggett <>

Received on Thursday, 14 April 2011 18:15:56 UTC