Web Services Dynamic Discovery (WS-Discovery)

Web Services Dynamic Discovery (WS-Discovery) defines a multicast discovery protocol to locate services. By default, probes are sent to a multicast group, and target services that match return a response directly to the requestor. To scale to a large number of endpoints, the protocol defines the multicast suppression behavior if a discovery proxy is available on the network. To minimize the need for polling, target services that wish to be discovered send an announcement when they join and leave the network.

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More information: WS-Discovery page on the OASIS website

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