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Multicast Address Dynamic Client Allocation Protocol (MADCAP) (RFC2730)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003326D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Hanna: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This document defines a protocol, Multicast Address Dynamic Client Allocation Protocol (MADCAP), that allows hosts to request multicast addresses from multicast address allocation servers.

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Network Working Group S. Hanna

Requests for Comments: 2730 Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Category: Standards Track B. Patel

Intel Corp.

M. Shah

Microsoft Corp.

December 1999

Multicast Address Dynamic Client Allocation Protocol (MADCAP)

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document defines a protocol, Multicast Address Dynamic Client

Allocation Protocol (MADCAP), that allows hosts to request multicast

addresses from multicast address allocation servers.

1. Introduction

Multicast Address Dynamic Client Allocation Protocol (MADCAP) is a

protocol that allows hosts to request multicast address allocation

services from multicast address allocation servers. This protocol is

part of the Multicast Address Allocation Architecture being defined

by the IETF Multicast Address Allocation Working Group. However, it

may be used separately from the rest of that architecture as

appropriate.

1.1. Terminology

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",

"SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this

document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [9].

Constants used by this protocol are shown as [NAME-OF-CONSTANT], and

summarized in Appendix B.

1.2. Definitions

This specification uses a number of terms that may not be familiar to

the reader. This section defines some of these and refers to other

documents for definitions of others.

MADCAP client or client

A host requesting multicast address allocation services via MADCAP.

MADCAP server or server

A host providing multicast address allocation services via MADCAP.

Multicast

IP Multicast, as defined in [11] and modified in [12].

Multicast Address

An IP multicast address or group address, as defined in [11] and

[13]. An identifier for a group of nodes.

Multicast Scope

A range of multicast addre...