[webkit-dev] Proposed feature: Network Service Discovery

Simon Fraser simon.fraser at apple.com
Fri Sep 6 10:30:47 PDT 2013

Perhaps before we spend any more time discussing the security implications of Network Service Discovery, we should decide whether it fits with the goals of the WebKit project:


It’s not at all clear to me that it does.


On Sep 6, 2013, at 9:59 AM, Oliver Hunt <oliver at apple.com> wrote:

> On Sep 6, 2013, at 9:44 AM, youenn fablet <youennf at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Ryosuke,
>> The two points you are mentioning make sense to me.
>> For starters, most of users wouldn't even know what a local network is; let alone what discovering media sources, etc... mean.
>> Most users may not be able to understand what means “discover local network DACP servers”.
>> But if a user is requested to grant/deny access to “Bob music library” service (the service being a DACP server), the situation seems getting better.
>> The spec is a work in progress and may be improved.
> For the sake of argument let's say this "discovery" is allowed to occur.  How do you talk to "Bob music library" without the web page sending raw data to/from the DACP server?
> --Oliver
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