Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following documents: - 'Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol ' <draft-ietf-idmr-dvmrp-v3-11.txt> as an Informational RFC - 'Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol Applicability Statement ' <draft-ietf-idmr-dvmrp-v3-as-01.txt> as an Informational RFC These documents have been reviewed in the IETF but are not the products of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is David Ward. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-idmr-dvmrp-v3-11.txt
Technical Summary DVMRP is an Internet routing protocol that provides an efficient mechanism for connection-less datagram delivery to a group of hosts across an internetwork. It is a distributed protocol that dynamically generates IP Multicast delivery trees using a technique called Reverse Path Multicasting (RPM). This document is an update to Version 1 of the protocol specified in RFC 1075. Working Group Summary This was a major work item of the IDMR working group in the late 90's - the existing RFC for DVMRP describes a protocol that is nothing like what was deployed. Protocol Quality Bill Fenner reviewed this document for the IESG. There are several implementations, including one open-source and several router vendors'. They interoperated for many years on the MBone but an implementation report has not been written.