Embedding the Rendezvous Point (RP) Address in an IPv6 Multicast Address
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, mboned mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, mboned chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Embedding the Rendezvous Point (RP) Address in an IPv6 Multicast Address' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Embedding the Rendezvous Point (RP) Address in an IPv6 Multicast Address ' <draft-ietf-mboned-embeddedrp-08.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the MBONE Deployment Working Group. The IESG contact persons are David Kessens and Dan Romascanu. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-mboned-embeddedrp-08.txt
Technical Summary This memo defines an address allocation policy in which the address of the Rendezvous Point (RP) is encoded in an IPv6 multicast group address. For Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-SM), this can be seen as a specification of a group-to-RP mapping mechanism. This allows an easy deployment of scalable inter-domain multicast, and simplifies the intra-domain multicast configuration as well. This memo updates the addressing format presented in RFC 3306. Working Group Summary This document is a product of the mboned working group. Protocol Quality David Kessens reviewed this document for the IESG.