Embedding the Rendezvous Point (RP) Address in an IPv6 Multicast Address, November 2004
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- PROPOSED STANDARD
- RFC 3306
- Updated by:
- RFC 7371
- P. Savola
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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.
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