[rfc-dist] RFC 6450 on Multicast Ping Protocol

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        RFC 6450

        Title:      Multicast Ping Protocol 
        Author:     S. Venaas
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       December 2011
        Mailbox:    stig at cisco.com
        Pages:      24
        Characters: 59420
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-mboned-ssmping-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6450.txt

The Multicast Ping Protocol specified in this document allows for
checking whether an endpoint can receive multicast -- both
Source-Specific Multicast (SSM) and Any-Source Multicast (ASM).
It can also be used to obtain additional multicast-related
information, such as multicast tree setup time.  This protocol is
based on an implementation of tools called "ssmping" and "asmping". 

This document is a product of the MBONE Deployment 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
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization state and
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