Mtrace Version 2: Traceroute Facility for IP Multicast
RFC 8487

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         H. Asaeda
Request for Comments: 8487                                          NICT
Category: Standards Track                                       K. Meyer
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                 Dell EMC
                                                             W. Lee, Ed.
                                                            October 2018

         Mtrace Version 2: Traceroute Facility for IP Multicast

Abstract

   This document describes the IP multicast traceroute facility, named
   Mtrace version 2 (Mtrace2).  Unlike unicast traceroute, Mtrace2
   requires special implementations on the part of routers.  This
   specification describes the required functionality in multicast
   routers, as well as how an Mtrace2 client invokes a Query and
   receives a Reply.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8487.

Asaeda, et al.               Standards Track                    [Page 1]
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RFC 8487                         Mtrace2                    October 2018

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     2.1.  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   3.  Packet Formats  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.1.  Mtrace2 TLV Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.2.  Defined TLVs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       3.2.1.  Mtrace2 Query . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       3.2.2.  Mtrace2 Request . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       3.2.3.  Mtrace2 Reply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       3.2.4.  IPv4 Mtrace2 Standard Response Block  . . . . . . . .  13
       3.2.5.  IPv6 Mtrace2 Standard Response Block  . . . . . . . .  18
       3.2.6.  Mtrace2 Augmented Response Block  . . . . . . . . . .  20
       3.2.7.  Mtrace2 Extended Query Block  . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   4.  Router Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
     4.1.  Receiving an Mtrace2 Query  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
       4.1.1.  Query Packet Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
       4.1.2.  Query Normal Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
     4.2.  Receiving an Mtrace2 Request  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
       4.2.1.  Request Packet Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
       4.2.2.  Request Normal Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
     4.3.  Forwarding Mtrace2 Request  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
       4.3.1.  Destination Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
       4.3.2.  Source Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
       4.3.3.  Appending Standard Response Block . . . . . . . . . .  26
     4.4.  Sending Mtrace2 Reply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
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