Requirements for IP Multicast Session Announcement

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Last updated 2010-03-08
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The Session Announcement Protocol (SAP) [2] was used to announce information for all available IP multicast sessions to the prospective receiver in an experimental network. It is easy to use, but not scalable and difficult to control the SAP message transmission in a wide area network. This document describes the issues and the requirements for multicast session announcement in the global Internet.


Hitoshi Asaeda (
Vincent Roca (

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