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Updates to the IPv6 Multicast Addressing Architecture

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Mohamed Boucadair , Stig Venaas
Last updated 2013-05-10 (Latest revision 2013-01-16)
Replaced by RFC 7371
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


This document updates the IPv6 multicast addressing architecture by defining the 17-20 reserved bits as generic flag bits. The document provides also some clarifications related to the use of these flag bits. This document updates RFC 3956, RFC 3306, RFC 4607 and RFC 4291.


Mohamed Boucadair
Stig Venaas

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