[rfc-dist] RFC 6226 on PIM Group-to-Rendezvous-Point Mapping

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        RFC 6226

        Title:      PIM Group-to-Rendezvous-Point Mapping 
        Author:     B. Joshi, A. Kessler,
                    D. McWalter
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       May 2011
        Mailbox:    bharat_joshi at infosys.com, 
                    kessler at cisco.com, 
                    david at mcwalter.eu
        Pages:      11
        Characters: 24092
        Updates:    RFC4601

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-pim-group-rp-mapping-10.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6226.txt

Each Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-SM) router in
a PIM domain that supports Any Source Multicast (ASM) maintains
Group-to-RP mappings that are used to identify a Rendezvous Point
(RP) for a specific multicast group.  PIM-SM has defined an algorithm
to choose a RP from the Group-to-RP mappings learned using various
mechanisms.  This algorithm does not consider the PIM mode and the
mechanism through which a Group-to-RP mapping was learned.

This document defines a standard algorithm to deterministically
choose between several Group-to-RP mappings for a specific group.
This document first explains the requirements to extend the
Group-to-RP mapping algorithm and then proposes the new algorithm.  

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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