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Allocation Guidelines for IPv6 Multicast Addresses (RFC3307)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009555D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-03
Document File: 9 page(s) / 16K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Haberman: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document specifies guidelines that must be implemented by any entity responsible for allocating IPv6 multicast addresses. This includes, but is not limited to, any documents or entities wishing to assign permanent IPv6 multicast addresses, allocate dynamic IPv6 multicast addresses, and define permanent IPv6 multicast group identifiers. The purpose of these guidelines is to reduce the probability of IPv6 multicast address collision, not only at the IPv6 layer, but also at the link-layer of media that encode portions of the IP layer address into the MAC layer address.

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Network Working Group� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � B. Haberman

Request for Comments: 3307� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Consultant

Category: Standards Track� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � August 2002

� � � � � � � � � Allocation Guidelines for IPv6 Multicast Addresses

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 (2002).� All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

� � This document specifies guidelines that must be implemented by any

� � entity responsible for allocating IPv6 multicast addresses.� This

� � includes, but is not limited to, any documents or entities wishing to

� � assign permanent IPv6 multicast addresses, allocate dynamic IPv6

� � multicast addresses, and define permanent IPv6 multicast group

� � identifiers.� The purpose of these guidelines is to reduce the

� � probability of IPv6 multicast address collision, not only at the IPv6

� � layer, but also at the link-layer of media that encode portions of

� � the IP layer address into the MAC layer address.

Haberman� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Standards Track� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � [Page 1]

RFC 3307� � � � � � � � � IPv6 Multicast Addresses Guidelines� � � � � � � August 2002

Table of Contents

� � 1. Terminology.....................................................2

� � 2. Introduction....................................................2

� � 3. Applicability...................................................3

� � 4. Group ID Selection Guidelines...................................3

� � 4.1� Permanent IPv6 Multicast Addresses............................4

� � 4.2� Permanent IPv6 Multicast Group Identifiers....................4

� � 4.3� Dynamic IPv6 Multicast Addresses..............................4

� � 4.3.1 Server Allocation............................................5

� � 4.3.2 Host Allocation..............................................5

� � 5. IANA Considerations.............................................5

� � 6. Security Considerations.........................................6

� � 7. Acknowledgements................................................6

� � 8. References......................................................6

� � Author's Address...................................................7

� � Full Copyright Statement...........................................8

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 desc...