Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol
draft-ietf-idmr-dvmrp-v3-11

Approval announcement
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From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
To: IETF-Announce <ietf-announce@ietf.org>
Cc: Internet Architecture Board <iab@iab.org>,
    RFC Editor <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.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.