A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries. RFC 3170 Title: IP Multicast Applications: Challenges and Solutions Author(s): B. Quinn, K. Almeroth Status: Informational Date: September 2001 Mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Pages: 29 Characters: 67207 Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso: None I-D Tag: draft-ietf-mboned-mcast-apps-02.txt URL: ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3170.txt This document describes the challenges involved with designing and implementing multicast applications. It is an introductory guide for application developers that highlights the unique considerations of multicast applications as compared to unicast applications. To this end, the document presents a taxonomy of multicast application I/O models and examples of the services they can support. It then describes the service requirements of these multicast applications, and the recent and ongoing efforts to build protocol solutions to support these services. This document is a product of the MBONE Deployment Working Group of the IETF. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited. This announcement is sent to the IETF list and the RFC-DIST list. Requests to be added to or deleted from the IETF distribution list should be sent to IETF-REQUEST@IETF.ORG. Requests to be added to or deleted from the RFC-DIST distribution list should be sent to RFC-DIST-REQUEST@RFC-EDITOR.ORG. Details on obtaining RFCs via FTP or EMAIL may be obtained by sending an EMAIL message to rfc-info@RFC-EDITOR.ORG with the message body help: ways_to_get_rfcs. For example: To: rfc-info@RFC-EDITOR.ORG Subject: getting rfcs help: ways_to_get_rfcs Requests for special distribution should be addressed to either the author of the RFC in question, or to RFC-Manager@RFC-EDITOR.ORG. Unless specifically noted otherwise on the RFC itself, all RFCs are for unlimited distribution.echo Submissions for Requests for Comments should be sent to RFC-EDITOR@RFC-EDITOR.ORG. Please consult RFC 2223, Instructions to RFC Authors, for further information.