[rfc-dist] RFC 4604 on Using Internet Group Management Protocol Version 3 (IGMPv3) and Multicast Listener Discovery Protocol Version 2 (MLDv2) for Source-Specific Multicast

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        RFC 4604

        Title:      Using Internet Group Management Protocol 
                    Version 3 (IGMPv3) and Multicast Listener 
                    Discovery Protocol Version 2 (MLDv2) for 
                    Source-Specific Multicast 
        Author:     H. Holbrook, B. Cain,
                    B. Haberman
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       August 2006
        Mailbox:    holbrook at cisco.com, 
                    bcain99 at gmail.com, 
                    brian at innovationslab.net
        Pages:      11
        Characters: 23370
        Updates:    RFC3376, RFC3810
        See-Also:   

        I-D Tag:    draft-holbrook-idmr-igmpv3-ssm-08.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4604.txt

The Internet Group Management Protocol Version 3 (IGMPv3) and the
Multicast Listener Discovery Protocol Version 2 (MLDv2) are protocols
that allow a host to inform its neighboring routers of its desire to
receive IPv4 and IPv6 multicast transmissions, respectively.
Source-specific multicast (SSM) is a form of multicast in which a
receiver is required to specify both the network-layer address of the
source and the multicast destination address in order to receive the
multicast transmission.  This document defines the notion of an
"SSM-aware" router and host, and clarifies and (in some cases)
modifies the behavior of IGMPv3 and MLDv2 on SSM-aware routers and
hosts to accommodate source-specific multicast.  This document updates
the IGMPv3 and MLDv2 specifications.  [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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