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Zero-Configuration Assignment of IPv6 Multicast Addresses

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Nathan Karstens , Dino Farinacci , Mike McBride
Last updated 2023-08-18
Replaced by draft-ietf-pim-ipv6-zeroconf-assignment
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Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-pim-ipv6-zeroconf-assignment
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


Describes a zero-configuration protocol for dynamically assigning IPv6 multicast addresses. Applications randomly assign multicast group IDs from a reserved range and prevent collisions by using mDNS to publish records in a new "" special-use domain. This protocol satisfies all of the criteria listed in draft-karstens-pim- zeroconf-mcast-addr-alloc-ps.


Nathan Karstens
Dino Farinacci
Mike McBride

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