1 Introduction

This document specifies the Peer-to-Peer Grouping protocol (P2P Grouping), which layers on top of the Peer-to-Peer Graphing Protocol [MS-PPGRH] and adds security and discovery services. Security is provided by way of record signing, group authentication, authorization, and connection encryption. Discovery is provided by the Peer Name Resolution Protocol [MS-PNRP].

Sections 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.