RFC 4489

A Method for Generating Link-Scoped IPv6 Multicast Addresses, April 2006

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4489.txt
File formats:
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Updates:
RFC 3306
Authors:
J-S. Park
M-K. Shin
H-J. Kim
Stream:
IETF
Source:
ipv6 (int)

Cite this RFC: TXT  |  XML

DOI:  10.17487/RFC4489

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Abstract

This document specifies an extension to the multicast addressing architecture of the IPv6 protocol. The extension allows the use of Interface Identifiers (IIDs) to allocate multicast addresses. When a link-local unicast address is configured at each interface of a node, an IID is uniquely determined. After that, each node can generate its unique multicast addresses automatically without conflicts. The alternative method for creating link-local multicast addresses proposed in this document is better than known methods like unicast-prefix-based IPv6 multicast addresses. This memo updates RFC 3306. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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