Multicast pruning a necessity

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (mboned WG)
Author John Hawkinson 
Last updated 1997-08-04
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This document calls for the MBone to be free of non-pruning multicast as soon as possible, due to the high cost to the Internet of the traffic resulting from them. Consensus is that [DATE 1 month from RFC publication] is the goal date for elimating non-pruning multicast routers. It cites several ways to eliminate non-pruning multicast from a network, allowing per-site flexibility.


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