[rfc-dist] RFC 5059 on Bootstrap Router (BSR) Mechanism for Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)

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        RFC 5059

        Title:      Bootstrap Router (BSR) Mechanism for 
                    Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) 
        Author:     N. Bhaskar, A. Gall,
                    J. Lingard, S. Venaas
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       January 2008
        Mailbox:    nidhi at arastra.com, 
                    alexander.gall at switch.ch, 
                    jchl at arastra.com,  venaas at uninett.no
        Pages:      42
        Characters: 100749
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-pim-sm-bsr-12.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5059.txt

This document specifies the Bootstrap Router (BSR) mechanism
for the class of multicast routing protocols in the PIM
(Protocol Independent Multicast) family that use the concept
of a Rendezvous Point as a means for receivers to discover the
sources that send to a particular multicast group.  BSR is one
way that a multicast router can learn the set of group-to-RP
mappings required in order to function.  The mechanism is
dynamic, largely self-configuring, and robust to router

This document is a product of the Protocol Independent Multicast
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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