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RFC 6034

"Unicast-Prefix-Based IPv4 Multicast Addresses", October 2010

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Author:
D. Thaler
Stream:
IETF
Source:
mboned (ops)

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Abstract

This specification defines an extension to the multicast addressing architecture of the IP Version 4 protocol. The extension presented in this document allows for unicast-prefix-based assignment of multicast addresses. By delegating multicast addresses at the same time as unicast prefixes, network operators will be able to identify their multicast addresses without needing to run an inter-domain allocation protocol. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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