Re: [apps-discuss] Device Classification

Peter Saint-Andre <> Fri, 28 October 2011 18:49 UTC

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On 10/28/11 12:16 PM, Bruce Nordman wrote:
> Greetings all--
>   I am new to the apps area, with my involvement in IETF to date
> focused on energy management.
>   I recently posted:
> the goal of which is to define a very basic enumeration for
> classifying IP devices for generic purposes.  In my case, it is
> for a system that vacuums up energy data for all devices in a
> building to have a basic sense of what type of device it is
> (e.g. router, computer, printer, refrigerator, ...).
> I do believe that many applications would also find this useful,
> particularly as physical-world objects seek to understand what
> other devices are in their vicinity, whether or not they want to
> directly interact with them.
>   I am not seeking to do anything more complex than the above.
> This is not intended to replace detailed classification and characteristics
> schemes that exist or will be developed for narrow sets of devices -- this
> is only for the case of covering all devices and includes no
> characteristics.

Hi Bruce,

Could you describe a bit more the relationship between this work and
things like vCard, calendaring, LDAP, and perhaps other initiatives that
folks on this list might be familiar with? I think that would help
people here gain a better grasp of your goals.



Peter Saint-Andre