Embedding the Rendezvous Point (RP) Address in an IPv6 Multicast Address
RFC 3956

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Embedding the Rendezvous Point (RP) 
         Address in an IPv6 Multicast Address' to Proposed Standard 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'Embedding the Rendezvous Point (RP) Address in an IPv6 Multicast 
   Address '
   <draft-ietf-mboned-embeddedrp-08.txt> as a Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the MBONE Deployment Working Group. 

The IESG contact persons are David Kessens and Dan Romascanu.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-mboned-embeddedrp-08.txt

Technical Summary
 
 This memo defines an address allocation policy in which the address
 of the Rendezvous Point (RP) is encoded in an IPv6 multicast group
 address.  For Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-SM),
 this can be seen as a specification of a group-to-RP mapping
 mechanism.  This allows an easy deployment of scalable inter-domain
 multicast, and simplifies the intra-domain multicast configuration as
 well.  This memo updates the addressing format presented in RFC 3306.
 
Working Group Summary
 
 This document is a product of the mboned working group.
 
Protocol Quality
 
 David Kessens reviewed this document for the IESG.