Service discovery

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This article is about a type of network protocols. For the multimedia session initiation protocol, see Session Description Protocol.

Service discovery protocols (SDP) are network protocols that allow automatic detection of devices and services offered by these devices on a computer network. Service discovery requires a common language to allow software agents to make use of one another's services without the need for continuous user intervention.[1]


There are many service discovery protocols, including:

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  1. ^ Berners-Lee, Tim (2001-05-01). "The Semantic Web". Scientific American. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 

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