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MBONE Deployment (mboned)

WG Name MBONE Deployment
Acronym mboned
Area Operations and Management Area (ops)
State Active
Charter charter-ietf-mboned-04 Approved
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Additional resources Additional MBONED Page
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Personnel Chairs Greg Shepherd, Lenny Giuliano
Area Director Warren "Ace" Kumari
Tech Advisor Scott O. Bradner
Delegates Max Franke, Mike McBride, Stig Venaas
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Charter for Working Group

The MBONE Deployment Working Group is a forum for coordinating the
deployment, engineering, and operation of multicast routing protocols
and procedures in the global Internet, inter-domain and single domain.
This activity will include, but not be limited to:

  • Document deployment of multicast routing in the global Internet.

  • Receive regular reports on the current state of the deployment of
    multicast technology. Create "practice and experience" documents that
    capture the experience of those who have deployed and are deploying
    various multicast technologies.

  • Based on reports and other information, provide feedback to other
    relevant working groups.

  • Develop mechanisms and procedures for sharing operational information
    to aid in operation of the multicast backbones and interconnects.

  • Analyze the need for IPv4 - IPv6 multicast transition solutions

  • Develop tools, extend protocols and provide operational and
    implementation advice that assists in multicast administration,
    diagnostics, troubleshooting and deployment between/within native and
    non-native environments.

  • Development of routing and group membership protocols is out of scope.
    This working group may develop requirements and assist in review and
    feedback of documents in other working groups responsible for such


Date Milestone Associated documents
Mar 2014 Submit Overview of Multicast in the Data Center to IESG for Informational
Mar 2014 Work with TSV area to submit multicast transport guidelines for congestion control
Jan 2014 Submit Mtracev2 to IESG for Proposed Standards