IPv6 Multicast Address With Embedded IPv4 Multicast Address

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (mboned WG)
Authors Mohamed Boucadair  , Jacni Qin  , Yiu Lee  , Stig Venaas  , Xing Li  , Mingwei Xu 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2014-09-24)
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This document reserves one bit (M-bit) of the unicast prefix-based multicast IPv6 address for ASM and an IPv6 multicast prefix for SSM mode to be used in the context of IPv4-IPv6 interconnection. The document specifies an algorithmic translation of an IPv6 multicast address to a corresponding IPv4 multicast address, and vice versa. This algorithmic translation can be used in both IPv4-IPv6 translation or encapsulation schemes. This document updates RFC 7371.


Mohamed Boucadair (mohamed.boucadair@orange.com)
Jacni Qin (jacni@jacni.com)
Yiu Lee (yiu_lee@cable.comcast.com)
Stig Venaas (stig@cisco.com)
Xing Li (xing@cernet.edu.cn)
Mingwei Xu (xmw@cernet.edu.cn)

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