Deprecating ASM for Interdomain Multicast

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Mikael Abrahamsson  , Tim Chown  , Leonard Giuliano 
Last updated 2017-10-30
Replaced by draft-acg-mboned-deprecate-interdomain-asm
Stream (None)
Intended RFC status (None)
Expired & archived
pdf htmlized (tools) htmlized bibtex
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus Boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-acg-mboned-deprecate-interdomain-asm
Telechat date
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


This document provides a high-level overview of more commonly used multicast service models, principally the Any-Source Multicast (ASM) and Source-Specific Multicast (SSM) models, and discusses the applicability of the models to certain scenarios. As a result, this document recommends that ASM is not used for interdomain scenarios, and the use of SSM is strongly recommended for all multicast scenarios.


Mikael Abrahamsson (
Tim Chown (
Leonard Giuliano (

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)