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Use, problems and gap analysis for BIER link-layer multicast

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Author David Lamparter
Last updated 2023-04-27 (Latest revision 2022-10-24)
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Mesh networks present a particularly difficult base to provide a multicast service on top of. Not only do normal assumptions of transitive and reflexive connectivity not hold, but proper use of multicast capabilities on lower radio layers can be imperative. This document provides use case, problem statement and gap analysis for utilizing link-layer multicast features in a BIER domain.


David Lamparter

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