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RFC 6450

"Multicast Ping Protocol", December 2011

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http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6450.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Author:
S. Venaas
Stream:
IETF
Source:
mboned (ops)

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Abstract

The Multicast Ping Protocol specified in this document allows for checking whether an endpoint can receive multicast -- both Source-Specific Multicast (SSM) and Any-Source Multicast (ASM). It can also be used to obtain additional multicast-related information, such as multicast tree setup time. This protocol is based on an implementation of tools called "ssmping" and "asmping". [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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