Bootstrap Router (BSR) Mechanism for Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)
RFC 5059

Approval announcement
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From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
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Cc: Internet Architecture Board <iab@iab.org>,
    RFC Editor <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>, 
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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Bootstrap Router (BSR) Mechanism for 
         PIM' to Proposed Standard 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'Bootstrap Router (BSR) Mechanism for PIM '
   <draft-ietf-pim-sm-bsr-13.txt> as a Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the Protocol Independent Multicast 
Working Group. 

The IESG contact persons are David Ward and Ross Callon.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-pim-sm-bsr-13.txt

Technical Summary
 
     This document specifies the Bootstrap Router (BSR) mechanism
     for the class of multicast routing protocols in the PIM
     (Protocol Independent Multicast) family that use the concept
     of a Rendezvous Point as a means for receivers to discover the
     sources that send to a particular multicast group.  BSR is one
     way that a multicast router can learn the set of group-to-RP
     mappings required in order to function.  The mechanism is
     dynamic, largely self-configuring, and robust to router
     failure.
 
Working Group Summary
 
  The Working Group had consensus to advance this document.
 
Protocol Quality
 
 Bill Fenner reviewed this spec for the IESG.  While Bill was a listed
 author of versions -00 through -03 of this document, that was
 a legacy of splitting this document from the PIM-SM spec.