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Cisco Systems Router-port Group Management Protocol (RGMP)

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Document Type
This is an older version of an Internet-Draft that was ultimately published as RFC 3488.
Authors Toerless Eckert , Ishan Wu
Last updated 2013-03-02 (Latest revision 2002-11-04)
RFC stream Legacy stream
Intended RFC status Informational
Stream Legacy state (None)
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state Became RFC 3488 (Informational)
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Responsible AD Alex D. Zinin
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        RFC 3488

        Title:      Cisco Systems Router-port Group Management
                    Protocol (RGMP)
        Author(s):  I. Wu, T. Eckert
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       February 2003
        Pages:      17
        Characters: 37152
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:  None

        I-D Tag:    draft-wu-rgmp-03.txt


This document describes the Router-port Group Management Protocol
(RGMP).  This protocol was developed by Cisco Systems and is used
between multicast routers and switches to restrict multicast packet
forwarding in switches to those routers where the packets may be

RGMP is designed for backbone switched networks where multiple, high
speed routers are interconnected.

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