Interconnecting IPv6 Multicast Islands over IPv4 Using IPv6 Multicast Provider Edge Routers

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Authors Cui Wang  , Wei Meng  , Bhumip Khasnabish  , Jie Hu 
Last updated 2014-04-13 (latest revision 2013-10-10)
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This draft presents a method to interconnect IPv6 multicast islands over an IPv4 cloud. This method relies on IPv6 Multicast Provider Edge routers (6MPE), which support Dual-Stack and in order to connect IPv6 multicast islands to the IPv4 core. The 6MPE routers extend the Multiprotocol Border Gateway Protocol(MP-BGP), define a new Network Layer Reachability Information(NLRI) called MCAST-IPv6 NLRI, and exchange the IPv6 multicast reachability information transparently over the IPv4 core using the MP-BGP.


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