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An IPv6 based BIER Encapsulation and Encoding

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Authors Pierre Pfister , IJsbrand Wijnands
Last updated 2017-05-04 (Latest revision 2016-10-31)
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This document specifies the packet format and procedures for transporting IPv6 payloads to multiple IPv6 destinations using the Bit Index Explicit Replication (BIER). The BIER BitString is stored within the low-order bits of the IPv6 destination address while the high-order bits are used for unicast forwarding before entering the destination BIER domain, identifying whether a packet is a BIER packet, the destination Sub-Domain, the Set Identifier and the BitString length.


Pierre Pfister
IJsbrand Wijnands

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