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Working groups: mboned, MBONE Deployment.
Links: IPv4 and IPv6 multicast addresses.

RFC 2022:

The process whereby a source host or protocol entity sends a packet to multiple destinations simultaneously using a single, local 'transmit' operation. The more familiar cases of unicasting and broadcasting may be considered to be special cases of multicasting (with the packet delivered to one destination, or 'all' destinations, respectively).



[RFC 1469] IP Multicast over Token-Ring Local Area Networks.

[RFC 2022] Support for Multicast over UNI 3.0/3.1 based ATM Networks.

[RFC 2365] Administratively Scoped IP Multicast.

[RFC 2588] IP Multicast and Firewalls.

[RFC 2627] Key Management for Multicast: Issues and Architectures.

[RFC 2715] Interoperability Rules for Multicast Routing Protocols.

[RFC 2887] The Reliable Multicast Design Space for Bulk Data Transfer.

[RFC 2908] The Internet Multicast Address Allocation Architecture.

[RFC 3138] Extended Assignments in 233/8.

[RFC 3170] IP Multicast Applications: Challenges and Solutions.

[RFC 3171] IANA Guidelines for IPv4 Multicast Address Assignments.

[RFC 3180] GLOP Addressing in 233/8.

[RFC 3306] Unicast-Prefix-based IPv6 Multicast Addresses.

[RFC 3307] Allocation Guidelines for IPv6 Multicast Addresses.

[RFC 3353] Overview of IP Multicast in a Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) Environment.

[RFC 4608] Source-Specific Protocol Independent Multicast in 232/8.

[RFC 5332] MPLS Multicast Encapsulations.


Obsolete RFCs:

[RFC 2770] GLOP Addressing in 233/8.

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