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Web Services Dynamic Discovery

Overview#

Web Services Dynamic Discovery (WS-Discovery) is a technical WS-Specifications that defines a multicast Discovery Mechanism protocol to locate services on a Local Area Network.

Web Services Dynamic Discovery operates over TCP and UDP port 3702 and uses IP multicast address 239.255.255.250.

Web Services Dynamic Discovery the name suggests, the actual communication between nodes is done using web services standards, notably SOAP-over-UDP.

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