Multicast Network Address Translation

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (mboned WG)
Author Jake Holland 
Last updated 2021-08-05 (latest revision 2021-02-01)
Replaces draft-jholland-mboned-mnat
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This document defines a method for a network to maintain Network Address Translation address mappings for the transport of globally addressed multicast traffic within a network that can't otherwise forward the globally addressed traffic. A new Multicast Network Address Translation (MNAT) service is defined to communicate the address mappings to ingress and egress points within the network, and considerations for operation of the MNAT service are described.


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