Multicast Considerations over IEEE 802 Wireless Media
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Jake Holland <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com 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: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-mboned-ieee802-mcast-problems/
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. Personnel Document shepherd: Jake Holland Responsible AD: Éric Vyncke IESG Note 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.