Probe Message

A Probe message is a WS-Discovery message used by a client to search for services on the network by service type. For more information about Probe messages, see section 5.2 of the WS-Discovery Specification.

A Probe message is sent by UDP multicast to port 3702. Unicast Probe messages are not supported.

DPWS clients send Probe messages. The following list shows scenarios in which WSDAPI will send a Probe message.

Note

This topic shows a sample DPWS message generated by WSDAPI clients and hosts. WSDAPI will parse and accept other DPWS-compliant messages that do not conform to this sample. Do not use this sample to verify DPWS interoperability; use the WSDAPI Basic Interoperability Tool (WSDBIT) instead.

 

The following SOAP message shows a sample Probe message.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<soap:Envelope
    xmlns:soap="https://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap-envelope"
    xmlns:wsa="https://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2004/08/addressing"
    xmlns:wsd="https://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/04/discovery"
    xmlns:wsdp="https://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2006/02/devprof">
<soap:Header>
    <wsa:To>
        urn:schemas-xmlsoap-org:ws:2005:04:discovery
    </wsa:To>
    <wsa:Action>
        https://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/04/discovery/Probe
    </wsa:Action>
    <wsa:MessageID>
        urn:uuid:29cf10da-5c41-4d55-b184-5ee15e38ce23
    </wsa:MessageID>
</soap:Header>
<soap:Body>
    <wsd:Probe>
        <wsd:Types>wsdp:Device</wsd:Types>
    </wsd:Probe>
</soap:Body>

A Probe message has the following focus points.

Focus point XML Description
Probe

    https://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/04/discovery/Probe
The Probe SOAP action identifies the message as a Probe message.
MessageID

    urn:uuid:29cf10da-5c41-4d55-b184-5ee15e38ce23
Contains the message identifier, which is referenced by the RelatesTo element in a ProbeMatches message.
Types
wsdp:Device
Contains the WS-Discovery types for which the client is searching. This element should not be empty.

 

Discovery and Metadata Exchange Messages

ProbeMatches Message