IGMP/MLD-Based Explicit Membership Tracking Function for Multicast Routers
draft-ietf-pim-explicit-tracking-13

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'IGMP/MLD-Based Explicit Membership Tracking Function for Multicast Routers' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-pim-explicit-tracking-08.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'IGMP/MLD-Based Explicit Membership Tracking Function for Multicast
   Routers'
  (draft-ietf-pim-explicit-tracking-08.txt) as Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the Protocol Independent Multicast
Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Adrian Farrel and Stewart Bryant.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:
http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-pim-explicit-tracking/


Technical Summary

   This document describes the IGMP/MLD-based explicit membership
   tracking function for multicast routers and IGMP/MLD proxy devices
   supporting IGMPv3/MLDv2.  The explicit membership tracking function
   contributes to saving network resources and shortening leave latency.

Working Group Summary

   The document has wide support, no one has raised any concerns
   with the document.

   IGMP/MLD Explicit Tracking is widely implemented and deployed, and
   the WG wants to make sure it is done right without breaking any 
   protocol behavior. They decided a standards track document probably
   is important due to the protocol details and the importance.

Document Quality

   There are many implementations of explicit tracking already. They
   are not based on this document though, but they should be close
   in functionality to what is in this document. The document has been
   reviewed in detail by several members of the WG, some technical
   issues were addressed and many editorial ones.

Personnel

   Shepherd Stig Venaas. 
   AD Adrian Farrel.

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