Automatic Multicast Tunneling, February 2015
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- RFC 8777
- G. Bumgardner
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This document describes Automatic Multicast Tunneling (AMT), a protocol for delivering multicast traffic from sources in a multicast-enabled network to receivers that lack multicast connectivity to the source network. The protocol uses UDP encapsulation and unicast replication to provide this functionality.
The AMT protocol is specifically designed to support rapid deployment by requiring minimal changes to existing network infrastructure.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.