Overview of the Internet Multicast Addressing Architecture

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Author Pekka Savola 
Last updated 2004-09-16
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The lack of up-to-date documentation on IP multicast address allocation and assignment procedures has caused a great deal of confusion. To clarify the situation, this memo describes the allocation and assignment techniques and mechanisms currently (as of this writing) in use


Pekka Savola (psavola@csc.fi)

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