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IPv6 Multicast Address With Embedded IPv4 Multicast Address

Document type: Expired Internet-Draft (mboned WG)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2015-03-28 (latest revision 2014-09-24)
Intended RFC status: Proposed Standard
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This document reserves one bit (M-bit) of the unicast prefix-based multicast IPv6 address for ASM and an IPv6 multicast prefix for SSM mode to be used in the context of IPv4-IPv6 interconnection. The document specifies an algorithmic translation of an IPv6 multicast address to a corresponding IPv4 multicast address, and vice versa. This algorithmic translation can be used in both IPv4-IPv6 translation or encapsulation schemes. This document updates RFC 7371.


Mohamed Boucadair <>
Jacni Qin <>
Yiu Lee <>
Stig Venaas <>
Xing Li <>
Mingwei Xu <>

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