[rfc-dist] RFC 3353 on Overview of IP Multicast in a Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) Environment

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        RFC 3353

        Title:	    Overview of IP Multicast in a Multi-Protocol Label
 
                    Switching (MPLS) Environment
        Author(s):  D. Ooms, B. Sales, W. Livens, A. Acharya, 
                    F. Griffoul, F. Ansari
        Status:	    Informational
	Date:       August 2002
        Mailbox:    Dirk.Ooms@alcatel.be, Bernard.Sales@alcatel.be,
                    WLivens@colt-telecom.be, arup@us.ibm.com,
                    griffoul@ulticom.com, furquan@dnrc.bell-labs.com 
        Pages:      30
        Characters: 65860
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-mpls-multicast-08.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3353.txt


This document offers a framework for IP multicast deployment in an
MPLS environment.  Issues arising when MPLS techniques are applied to
IP multicast are overviewed.  The pros and cons of existing IP
multicast routing protocols in the context of MPLS are described and
the relation to the different trigger methods and label distribution
modes are discussed.  The consequences of various layer 2 (L2)
technologies are listed.  Both point-to-point and multi-access
networks are considered.

This document is a product of the Multiprotocol Label Switching
Working Group of the IETF. 

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Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
USC/Information Sciences Institute

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