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RFC 4601

"Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-SM): Protocol Specification (Revised)", August 2006

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 2362
Updated by:
RFC 5059, RFC 5796, RFC 6226
Authors:
B. Fenner
M. Handley
H. Holbrook
I. Kouvelas
Stream:
IETF
Source:
pim (rtg)

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Abstract

This document specifies Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-SM). PIM-SM is a multicast routing protocol that can use the underlying unicast routing information base or a separate multicast-capable routing information base. It builds unidirectional shared trees rooted at a Rendezvous Point (RP) per group, and optionally creates shortest-path trees per source. This document obsoletes RFC 2362, an Experimental version of PIM-SM. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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