Multicast Considerations over IEEE 802 Wireless Media

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Subject: Document Action: 'Multicast Considerations over IEEE 802 Wireless Media' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-mboned-ieee802-mcast-problems-09.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Multicast Considerations over IEEE 802 Wireless Media'
  (draft-ietf-mboned-ieee802-mcast-problems-09.txt) as Informational RFC

This document is the product of the MBONE Deployment Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Warren Kumari, Éric Vyncke and Ignas Bagdonas.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

Technical Summary

   Well-known issues with multicast have prevented the deployment of
   multicast in 802.11 and other local-area wireless environments.  This
   document offers guidance on known limitations and problems with
   wireless Layer-2 multicast.  Also described are certain multicast
   enhancement features that have been specified by the IETF and by IEEE
   802 for wireless media, as well as some operational choices that can
   be taken to improve the performance of the network.  Finally, some
   recommendations are provided about the usage and combination of these
   features and operational choices.

Working Group Summary

  There was a strong initial interest in this document, which faded a little away during the WGLC (nothing unusual as the community feedback was included in the document). 3 reviews have been executed during the IETF Last Call.

Document Quality

   The form and the flow of the document could be improved as it is visible that multiple authors have written different sections: the style is different for example. But, while it impacts slightly the readability, it should not block the publication.


   Document shepherd: Jake Holland
   Responsible AD: Éric Vyncke


  Note that this document is in the OPS area but as Warren Kumari is an author, Éric Vyncke (INT AD but also having worked on a similar document years ago) is the responsible AD.