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Multiple Upstream Interface Support for IGMP/MLD Proxy

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Authors Hitoshi Asaeda , Eiichi Muramoto , Luis M. Contreras
Last updated 2016-01-07 (Latest revision 2015-07-06)
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This document describes the way of supporting multiple upstream interfaces for an IGMP/MLD proxy device. The proposed extension enables an IGMP/MLD proxy device to receive multicast sessions/ channels through the different upstream interfaces. The upstream interface is selected based on the subscriber address prefixes, channel/session IDs, and interface priority values. A mechanism for upstream interface takeover that enables to switch from an inactive upstream interface to an active upstream interface is also described.


Hitoshi Asaeda
Eiichi Muramoto
Luis M. Contreras

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