The use cases in the preceding clauses imply a number of choices that have to be made by Clients when a Client needs to connect to a Server. These choices are combined together in Figure 6.


Figure 6 – The Discovery Process for Clients

FindServersOnNetwork can be called on the local LDS, however, It can also be called on a remote LDS which is part of a different MulticastSubnet.

An out-of-band mechanism is a way to find a URL or a HostName that is not described by this standard. For example, a user could manually enter a URL or use system specific APIs to browse the network neighbourhood.

A Client that goes through the discovery process can save the URL that was discovered. If the Client restarts later it can use that URL and bypass the discovery process. If reconnection fails the Client will have to go through the process again.