Multicast Address Translation

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Author Jon Crowcroft 
Last updated 2001-11-15
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Network Address Translation is a technique for reducing the complexity of address re-assignment. It can also lead to a reduction in the routing state in the core. This draft is about using the technique for the same reasons for multicast. The approach is complementary to IP-in-IP tunnels for multicast, but avoids the overhead of encapsulation. It has the same state setup requirements at the edges, as does NAT.


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