BIER Ingress Multicast Flow Overlay using Multicast Listener Discovery Protocols

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (bier WG)
Authors Pierre Pfister  , IJsbrand Wijnands  , Stig Venaas  , Cui(Linda) Wang  , Zheng Zhang  , Markus Stenberg 
Last updated 2021-08-26 (latest revision 2021-02-22)
Replaces draft-pfister-bier-mld
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Experimental
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This document specifies the ingress part of a multicast flow overlay for BIER networks. Using existing multicast listener discovery protocols, it enables multicast membership information sharing from egress routers, acting as listeners, toward ingress routers, acting as queriers. Ingress routers keep per-egress-router state, used to construct the BIER bit mask associated with IP multicast packets entering the BIER domain.


Pierre Pfister (
IJsbrand Wijnands (
Stig Venaas (
Cui(Linda) Wang (
Zheng Zhang (
Markus Stenberg (

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