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RFC 6517

"Mandatory Features in a Layer 3 Multicast BGP/MPLS VPN Solution", February 2012

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T. Morin, Ed.
B. Niven-Jenkins, Ed.
Y. Kamite
R. Zhang
N. Leymann
N. Bitar
l3vpn (rtg)

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More that one set of mechanisms to support multicast in a layer 3 BGP/MPLS VPN has been defined. These are presented in the documents that define them as optional building blocks. To enable interoperability between implementations, this document defines a subset of features that is considered mandatory for a multicast BGP/MPLS VPN implementation. This will help implementers and deployers understand which L3VPN multicast requirements are best satisfied by each option. This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.

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