Home Network Administration Protocol (HNAP) Whitepaper
Source: Cisco Systems
This whitepaper provides information about the Home Network Administration Protocol (HNAP), which enables network equipment manufacturers to allow programmatic configuration and management by remote entities. By implementing HNAP, manufacturers can better identify their devices and provide improved, more cost effective support. HNAP was designed to be a simple, light weight protocol that is easy to implement inside of small cost-constrained hardware such as network routers, cameras and other small devices. Because the protocol is based on existing HTTP- Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) standards, it is very flexible and easily extensible.