Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-SM): Protocol Specification (Revised)

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (pim WG)
Authors Bill Fenner  , Mark Handley  , Hugh Holbrook  , Isidor Kouvelas  , Rishabh Parekh  , Zhaohui Zhang  , Lianshu Zheng 
Last updated 2014-04-20 (latest revision 2013-10-17)
Replaces draft-parekh-pim-rfc4601bis
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This document specifies Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-SM). PIM-SM is a multicast routing protocol that can use the underlying unicast routing information base or a separate multicast- capable routing information base. It builds unidirectional shared trees rooted at a Rendezvous Point (RP) per group, and optionally creates shortest-path trees per source. This document addresses errata filed against RFC 4601, and removes the optional (*,*,RP) feature that lacks sufficient deployment experience.


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