[rfc-dist] RFC 3810 on Multicast Listener Discovery Version 2 (MLDv2) for IPv6

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        RFC 3810

        Title:      Multicast Listener Discovery Version 2 (MLDv2) for
                    IPv6
        Author(s):  R. Vida, Ed., L. Costa, Ed.
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       June 2004
        Mailbox:    Rolland.Vida at lip6.fr, Luis.Costa at lip6.fr
        Pages:      62
        Characters: 153579
        Updates:    2710

        I-D Tag:    draft-vida-mld-v2-08.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3810.txt


This document updates RFC 2710, and it specifies Version 2 of the
Multicast Listener Discovery Protocol (MLDv2).  MLD is used by an
IPv6 router to discover the presence of multicast listeners on
directly attached links, and to discover which multicast addresses
are of interest to those neighboring nodes.  MLDv2 is designed to
be interoperable with MLDv1.  MLDv2 adds the ability for a node to
report interest in listening to packets with a particular multicast
address only from specific source addresses or from all sources
except for specific source addresses.

This document is the product of the Multicast & Anycast Group
Membership Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
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Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
USC/Information Sciences Institute

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