[rfc-dist] RFC 4489 on A Method for Generating Link-Scoped IPv6 Multicast Addresses

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        RFC 4489

        Title:      A Method for Generating Link-Scoped 
                    IPv6 Multicast Addresses 
        Author:     J-S. Park, M-K. Shin,
                    H-J. Kim
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       April 2006
        Mailbox:    pjs at etri.re.kr, 
                    myungki.shin at gmail.com, 
                    khj at etri.re.kr
        Pages:      6
        Characters: 12224
        Updates:    RFC3306

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ipv6-link-scoped-mcast-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4489.txt

This document specifies an extension to the multicast addressing
architecture of the IPv6 protocol.  The extension allows the use of
Interface Identifiers (IIDs) to allocate multicast addresses.  When a
link-local unicast address is configured at each interface of a node,
an IID is uniquely determined.  After that, each node can generate its
unique multicast addresses automatically without conflicts.  The
alternative method for creating link-local multicast addresses proposed
in this document is better than known methods like unicast-prefix-based
IPv6 multicast addresses.  This memo updates RFC 3306.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the IP Version 6 Working Group
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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