Encapsulation for BIER in Non-MPLS IPv6 Networks

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Authors Jingrong Xie  , Liang Geng  , Lei Wang  , Gang Yan  , Mike McBride  , Yang Xia 
Last updated 2019-03-05 (latest revision 2018-09-01)
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Bit Index Explicit Replication (BIER) introduces a new multicast- specific BIER Header. Currently BIER has two types of encapsulation formats: one is MPLS encapsulation, the other is Ethernet encapsulation. This document proposes a BIER IPv6 encapsulation for Non-MPLS IPv6 Networks using an IPv6 Destination Option extension header.


Jingrong Xie (xiejingrong@huawei.com)
Liang Geng (gengliang@chinamobile.com)
Lei Wang (wangleiyjy@chinamobile.com)
Gang Yan (yangang@huawei.com)
Mike McBride (mmcbride7@gmail.com)
Yang Xia (yolanda.xia@huawei.com)

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