Softwire Mesh Multicast
draft-xu-softwire-mesh-multicast-02

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Abstract

The Internet needs support IPv4 and IPv6 packets. Both address families and their attendant protocol suites support multicast of the single-source and any-source varieties. As part of the transition to IPv6, there will be scenarios where a backbone network running one IP address family internally (referred to as internal IP or I-IP) will provide transit services to attached client networks running another IP address family (referred to as external IP or E-IP). It is expected that the I-IP backbone will offer unicast and multicast transit services to the client E-IP networks. Softwires Mesh is a solution for supporting E-IP unicast and multicast across an I-IP backbone. This document describes the mechanisms for supporting Internet-style multicast across a set of E-IP and I-IP networks supporting softwires mesh.

Authors

Mingwei Xu (xmw@cernet.edu.cn)
Yong Cui (cuiyong@tsinghua.edu.cn)
Shu Yang (yangshu@csnet1.cs.tsinghua.edu.cn)
Chris Metz (chmetz@cisco.com)
Greg Shepherd (shep@cisco.com)

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