Edge multicast replication for BGP IP VPNs.

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Authors Pedro Marques  , Luyuan Fang  , Derick Winkworth , Yiqun Cai  , Petr Lapukhov 
Last updated 2012-12-10 (latest revision 2012-06-08)
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In data-center networks it is common to use Clos network topologies [clos] in order to provide a non-blocking switched network. In these topologies it is often not desirable to provide native IP multicast service. This document defines a multicast replication algorithm along with its control and data forwarding procedures that provides a multicast service for a BGP IP VPN network without assuming that the underlying infrastructure supports IP multicast.


Pedro Marques (roque@contrailsystems.com)
Luyuan Fang (lufang@cisco.com)
Derick Winkworth (derick.winkworth@fisglobal.com)
Yiqun Cai (yiqunc@microsoft.com)
Petr Lapukhov (petrlapu@microsoft.com)

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