RFC 3956

Embedding the Rendezvous Point (RP) Address in an IPv6 Multicast Address, November 2004

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3956.txt
File formats:
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Updates:
RFC 3306
Updated by:
RFC 7371
Authors:
P. Savola
B. Haberman
Stream:
IETF
Source:
mboned (ops)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC3956

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Abstract

This memo defines an address allocation policy in which the address of the Rendezvous Point (RP) is encoded in an IPv6 multicast group address. For Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-SM), this can be seen as a specification of a group-to-RP mapping mechanism. This allows an easy deployment of scalable inter-domain multicast and simplifies the intra-domain multicast configuration as well. This memo updates the addressing format presented in RFC 3306. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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