Skip to main content

Issues Related to Receiver Access Control in the Current Multicast Protocols

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (mboned WG)
Expired & archived
Author Hiroshi Ohta
Last updated 2006-04-20
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state WG Document
Document shepherd (None)
IESG IESG state Expired
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
Telechat date (None)
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


This memo evaluates the extent to which current multicasting protocols can be used to address common requirements for commercial, large-scale IP multicasting, but may be applicable to non-commercial deployments as well. Four existing possible multicasting architectures (with or without some form of access or content control) are presented. Then each architecture is analyzed with respect to how it can or cannot satisfactorily address each issue. This memo concludes that for many of these issues the possible architectures based on present standards as they now exist require non-standardized solutions to meet common use requirements. This memo recommends for requirements to be defined that would set the groundwork for framework(s) and solutions that sufficiently address these limitations.


Hiroshi Ohta

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)