Justification for and use of the Multicast Routing Monitor (MRM) Protocol

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (mboned WG)
Authors Liming Wei  , Kevin Almeroth 
Last updated 1999-03-03
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This document motivates the need for the Multicast Routing Monitor (MRM) [MRM] protocol by describing the niche that exists for a router-based multicast management protocol. Using the 'sufficient and necessary' argument, we suggest that existing protocols and techniques lack important management functionality. This document briefly describes the methodology used by MRM, justifies the existence of MRM, and describes some of the scenarios in which MRM will be of value.


Liming Wei (lwei@redback.com)
Kevin Almeroth (almeroth@cs.ucsb.edu)

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