Global Table Multicast with BGP Multicast VPN (BGP-MVPN) Procedures, December 2015
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- J. Zhang
E. Rosen, Ed.
- bess (rtg)
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RFCs 6513, 6514, and others describe protocols and procedures that a Service Provider (SP) may deploy in order to offer Multicast Virtual Private Network (Multicast VPN or MVPN) service to its customers. Some of these procedures use BGP to distribute VPN-specific multicast routing information across a backbone network. With a small number of relatively minor modifications, the same BGP procedures can also be used to distribute multicast routing information that is not specific to any VPN. Multicast that is outside the context of a VPN is known as "Global Table Multicast", or sometimes simply as "Internet multicast". In this document, we describe the modifications that are needed to use the BGP-MVPN procedures for Global Table Multicast.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.