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Allocation Guidelines for IPv6 Multicast Addresses (RFC3307)

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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...