[rfc-dist] RFC 4605 on Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) / Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD)-Based Multicast Forwarding ("IGMP/MLD Proxying")

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        RFC 4605

        Title:      Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) 
                    / Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD)-Based Multicast 
                    Forwarding ("IGMP/MLD Proxying") 
        Author:     B. Fenner, H. He,
                    B. Haberman, H. Sandick
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       August 2006
        Mailbox:    fenner at research.att.com, 
                    haixiang at nortelnetworks.com, 
                    brian at innovationslab.net,  sandick at nc.rr.com
        Pages:      12
        Characters: 25558
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-magma-igmp-proxy-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4605.txt

In certain topologies, it is not necessary to run a multicast routing
protocol.  It is sufficient for a device to learn and proxy group
membership information and simply forward multicast packets based
upon that information.  This document describes a mechanism for
forwarding based solely upon Internet Group Management Protocol
(IGMP) or Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) membership information.  
[STANDARDS TRACK]

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

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
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