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Local service location advice

From: Ted Guild <ted@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:51:53 -0400
Message-ID: <1505159513.2752.143.camel@w3.org>
To: www-tag@w3.org

I am asking for your guidance on something that has been awkward and
unresolved for some time.

For Automotive we are defining a service that will reside on a
vehicle's local network. This service is not meant to be addressed
publicly, ever, out of privacy and security considerations.

In the present spec draft we have a hard-coded hostname, wwwivi. It
will be used in wss:// and potentially later https:// URIs.

Appending .localhost or .localdomain will add some clarity. The local
network should be able to handle resolution of any hostname.


I would suspect there may be similar concerns for Web of Things, Second
Screen and other activities. They may be more suitable to network
discovery protocols due to adhoc nature of things and screen services
becoming available on a network. We feel it would be preferable to be
rigidly defined to prevent eg an impersonating service or introducing

Ted Guild <ted@w3.org>
W3C Systems Team
Received on Monday, 11 September 2017 19:51:55 UTC

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