[rfc-dist] RFC 5015 on Bidirectional Protocol Independent Multicast (BIDIR-PIM)
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Title: Bidirectional Protocol Independent Multicast
Author: M. Handley, I. Kouvelas,
T. Speakman, L. Vicisano
Status: Standards Track
Date: October 2007
Mailbox: M.Handley at cs.ucl.ac.uk,
kouvelas at cisco.com,
speakman at cisco.com, lorenzo at digitalfountain.com
I-D Tag: draft-ietf-pim-bidir-09.txt
This document discusses Bidirectional PIM (BIDIR-PIM), a variant of PIM
Sparse-Mode that builds bidirectional shared trees connecting
multicast sources and receivers. Bidirectional trees are built
using a fail-safe Designated Forwarder (DF) election mechanism
operating on each link of a multicast topology. With the
assistance of the DF, multicast data is natively forwarded from
sources to the Rendezvous-Point (RP) and hence along the shared tree
to receivers without requiring source-specific state. The DF
election takes place at RP discovery time and provides the route
to the RP, thus eliminating the requirement for data-driven
protocol events. [STANDARDS TRACK]
This document is a product of the Protocol Independent Multicast
Working Group of the IETF.
This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.
STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
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