A Reliable Transport Mechanism for PIM

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Authors Dino Farinacci  , IJsbrand Wijnands  , Apoorva Karan  , A Boers  , Maria Napierala 
Last updated 2008-05-21
Replaced by RFC 6559
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This draft describes how a reliable transport mechanism can be used by the PIM protocol to optimize CPU and bandwidth resource utilization by eliminating periodic Join/Prune message transmission. This draft proposes a modular extension to PIM to use either the TCP or SCTP transport protocol.


Dino Farinacci (dino@cisco.com)
IJsbrand Wijnands (ice@cisco.com)
Apoorva Karan (apoorva@cisco.com)
A Boers (aboers@cisco.com)
Maria Napierala (mnapierala@att.com)

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