Mtrace Version 2: Traceroute Facility for IP Multicast

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Last updated 2014-01-09 (latest revision 2013-07-08)
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This document describes the IP multicast traceroute facility, named Mtrace version 2 (Mtrace2). Unlike unicast traceroute, Mtrace2 requires special implementations on the part of routers. This specification describes the required functionality in multicast routers, as well as how an Mtrace2 client invokes a query and receives a reply.


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