The Configuration Information Protocol allows a client to share overlapping application settings with a server. Where appropriate, it can also be used to change the configuration of a feature on the client from the server or vice versa.
Sections 1.8, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative and can contain the terms MAY, SHOULD, MUST, MUST NOT, and SHOULD NOT as defined in [RFC2119]. Sections 1.5 and 1.9 are also normative but do not contain those terms. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.