[rfc-dist] RFC 6217 on Regional Broadcast Using an Atmospheric Link Layer

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        RFC 6217

        Title:      Regional Broadcast Using an Atmospheric 
                    Link Layer 
        Author:     T. Ritter
        Status:     Experimental
        Stream:     Independent
        Date:       1 April 2011
        Mailbox:    tom at ritter.vg
        Pages:      9
        Characters: 19546
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ritter-regional-bcast-atmospheric-linklayer-00.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6217.txt

Broadcasting is a technology that has been largely discarded in
favor of technologies like multicast.  This document builds on
RFC 919 and describes a more efficient routing mechanism for
broadcast packets destined for multiple Local Area Networks (LANs)
or Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) using an alternative link
layer.  It significantly reduces congestion on network equipment
and does not require additional physical infrastructure investment.
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
published for informational purposes.

EXPERIMENTAL: This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the
Internet community.  It does not specify an Internet standard of any
kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
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