Multicast Router Discovery
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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>, magma mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, magma chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Multicast Router Discovery' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Multicast Router Discovery ' <draft-ietf-magma-mrdisc-08.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Multicast & Anycast Group Membership Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Margaret Wasserman and Mark Townsley. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-magma-mrdisc-08.txt
Technical Summary Â The concept of Internet Group Membership Protocol (IGMP) and Â Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) snooping requires the ability Â to identify the location of multicast routers.Â Since snooping Â is not standardized, there are many mechanisms in use to Â identify the multicast routers.Â However, this can lead to Â interoperability issues between multicast routers and snooping Â switches from different vendors. Â This document introduces a general mechanism that allows for the Â discovery of multicast routers.Â This new mechanism, Multicast Â Router Discovery (MRD), introduces a standardized means of Â identifying multicast routers without a dependency on particular Â multicast routing protocols. Working Group Summary The working group strongly supports the advancement of the Multicast Router Discovery draft. Protocol Quality There were review comments for this document during WG discussion in both IDMP and MAGMA and clarification comments during WG last call. This document was reviewed for the IESG by Margaret Wasserman.