Bootstrap Router (BSR) Mechanism for Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, pim mailing list <email@example.com>, pim chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.