The Multicast Ping Protocol specified in this document allows for
checking whether an endpoint can receive multicast, both Source-
Specific Multicast (SSM) and Any-Source Multicast (ASM). It can also
be used to obtain additional multicast-related information such as
multicast tree setup time. This protocol is based on an
implementation of tools called ssmping and asmping.
Working Group Summary
This document is the product of the MBONED WG where it has been
This protocol is based on the current implementation of the ssmping
and asmping tools [impl] which are widely used by the Internet
community to conduct multicast connectivity tests.
There were several comments made during working group last call.
The author has addressed and/or incorporated all questions and
concerns in the document.
Lenny Giuliano (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Document Shepherd.
Ron Bonica (email@example.com) is the Responsible AD.