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Overview of IP Multicast in a Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) Environment (RFC3353)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009481D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-28
Document File: 31 page(s) / 66K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Ooms: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

This document offers a framework for IP multicast deployment in an MPLS environment. Issues arising when MPLS techniques are applied to IP multicast are overviewed. The pros and cons of existing IP multicast routing protocols in the context of MPLS are described and the relation to the different trigger methods and label distribution modes are discussed. The consequences of various layer 2 (L2) technologies are listed. Both point-to-point and multi-access networks are considered.

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Network Working Group                                            D. Ooms

Request for Comments: 3353                                       Alcatel

Category: Informational                                         B. Sales

                                                                 Alcatel

                                                               W. Livens

                                                            Colt Telecom

                                                              A. Acharya

                                                                     IBM

                                                             F. Griffoul

                                                                 Ulticom

                                                               F. Ansari

                                                               Bell Labs

                                                             August 2002

                     Overview of IP Multicast in a

           Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) Environment

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does

   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this

   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document offers a framework for IP multicast deployment in an

   MPLS environment.  Issues arising when MPLS techniques are applied to

   IP multicast are overviewed.  The pros and cons of existing IP

   multicast routing protocols in the context of MPLS are described and

   the relation to the different trigger methods and label distribution

   modes are discussed.  The consequences of various layer 2 (L2)

   technologies are listed.  Both point-to-point and multi-access

   networks are considered.

Ooms, et al.                 Informational                      [Page 1]

RFC 3353          IP Multicast in an MPLS Environment        August 2002

Table of Contents

   1.     Introduction .............................................  3

   2.     Layer 2 Characteristics ..................................  4

   3. ®..