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RFC 6085

"Address Mapping of IPv6 Multicast Packets on Ethernet", January 2011

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Updates:
RFC 2464
Authors:
S. Gundavelli
M. Townsley
O. Troan
W. Dec
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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Abstract

When transmitting an IPv6 packet with a multicast destination address, the IPv6 destination address is mapped to an Ethernet link-layer multicast address. This document clarifies that a mapping of an IPv6 packet with a multicast destination address may in some circumstances map to an Ethernet link-layer unicast address. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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