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Concluded WG Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (msdp)

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WG Name Multicast Source Discovery Protocol
Acronym msdp
Area Routing Area (rtg)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-msdp-01 Approved
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Personnel Chair David Meyer
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Final Charter for Working Group

The MSDP working group will be charged with standardizing MSDP, the
Multicast Source Discovery Protocol. MSDP is a near-term solution for
connecting shared trees without the need for inter-domain shared trees
(it is envisioned that the Border Gateway Multicast Protocol, BGMP, is
the long term solution). MSDP is applicable to shared tree protocols
such as PIM-SM and CBT, as well as other protocols that keep active
source information at the borders (e.g., MOSPF or PIM-DM with DWRs).
This working group will interact closely with both MBONED where
operational issues arise, and IDMR where necessary for protocol issues.

Finally, it is envisioned that this working group will have a fairly
short live span.


Date Milestone Associated documents
Apr 1999 Submit MSDP MIB to IESG for consideration as proposed standard.

Done milestones

Date Milestone Associated documents
Done Submit MSDP Applicability Statement to IESG for publication as an RFC.
Done Submit MSDP specifications to IESG for consideration as Draft Standard.
Done Submit MSDP Internet-Draft to IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.
Done Hold the first Working Group meeting and discuss the charter and the state of progress on the chartered items.