Web Services Dynamic Discovery (WS-Discovery) is a technical specification that defines a multicast discovery protocol to locate services on a local network. As the name suggests, the actual communication between nodes is done using web services standards, notably SOAP-over-UDP.
Various components in Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system use WS-Discovery, e.g. "People near me". WS-Discovery is an integral part of Windows Rally technologies and Devices Profile for Web Services.
- "Web Services Dynamic Discovery (WS-Discovery) Version 1.1". Retrieved 2012-01-06.
- Where to find Web Services on the Web: Investigating Web Services on the World Wide Web.
- Java - implementation of WS-Discovery (LGPL)
- Python - implementation of WS-Discovery (LGPL)
- C# - implementation of WS-Discovery Proxy (LGPL)
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