RFC 1054

Host extensions for IP multicasting, May 1988

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RFC 988
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RFC 1112
S.E. Deering

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This memo specifies the extensions required of a host implementation of the Internet Protocol (IP) to support multicasting. IP multicasting is the transmission of an IP datagram to a "host group", a set hosts identified by a single IP destination address. A multicast datagram is delivered to all members of its destination host group with the same "best-efforts" reliability as regular unicast IP datagrams. It is proposed as a standard for IP multicasting in the Internet. This specification is a major revision of RFC-988.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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