Multicast in MPLS/BGP IP VPNs (RFC6513)
Original Publication Date: 2012-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2012-Feb-21
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
E. Rosen: AUTHOR [+4]
[RFC4364] specifies the set of procedures that a Service Provider (SP) must implement in order to provide a particular kind of VPN service ("BGP/MPLS IP VPN") for its customers. The service described therein allows IP unicast packets to travel from one customer site to another, but it does not provide a way for IP multicast traffic to travel from one customer site to another.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) E. Rosen, Ed. Request for Comments: 6513 Cisco Systems, Inc. Category: Standards Track R. Aggarwal, Ed. ISSN: 2070-1721 Juniper Networks February 2012
Multicast in MPLS/BGP IP VPNs
In order for IP multicast traffic within a BGP/MPLS IP VPN (Virtual Private Network) to travel from one VPN site to another, special protocols and procedures must be implemented by the VPN Service Provider. These protocols and procedures are specified in this document.
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RFC 6513 Multicast in MPLS/BGP IP VPNs February 2012
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