[rfc-dist] RFC 3956 on Embedding the Rendezvous Point (RP) Address in an IPv6 Multicast Address

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        RFC 3956
        Title:      Embedding the Rendezvous Point (RP) Address
                    in an IPv6 Multicast Address
        Author(s):  P. Savola, B. Haberman
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       November 2004
        Mailbox:    psavola at funet.fi, brian at innovationslab.net
        Pages:      18
        Characters: 40136
        Updates:    3306
        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-mboned-embeddedrp-07.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3956.txt

This memo defines an address allocation policy in which the address
of the Rendezvous Point (RP) is encoded in an IPv6 multicast group
address.  For Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-SM),
this can be seen as a specification of a group-to-RP mapping
mechanism.  This allows an easy deployment of scalable inter-domain
multicast and simplifies the intra-domain multicast configuration as
well.  This memo updates the addressing format presented in RFC 3306.

This document is a product of the MBONE Deployment 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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