RFC 5059

Bootstrap Router (BSR) Mechanism for Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM), January 2008

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5059.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 2362
Updates:
RFC 4601
Authors:
N. Bhaskar
A. Gall
J. Lingard
S. Venaas
Stream:
IETF
Source:
pim (rtg)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC5059

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Abstract

This document specifies the Bootstrap Router (BSR) mechanism for the class of multicast routing protocols in the PIM (Protocol Independent Multicast) family that use the concept of a Rendezvous Point as a means for receivers to discover the sources that send to a particular multicast group. BSR is one way that a multicast router can learn the set of group-to-RP mappings required in order to function. The mechanism is dynamic, largely self-configuring, and robust to router failure. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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