1.4 Relationship to Other Protocols

This protocol operates directly over Ethernet (including media such as 802.11 that support Ethernet encapsulation and hence appear as Ethernet to protocols) and is not used as a transport for other protocols. Therefore, it is a stand-alone protocol.

HTTP is often used in parallel with this protocol because this protocol transfers information that can be directly used by HTTP.

This protocol is part of the Windows Rally technologies for enhancing the user experience for computer and device interaction (for more information about Vista Rally, see [RALLY]). This protocol does not depend on any of the other Rally technologies, nor do other Rally technologies depend on it.