Proxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) Multicast Handover Optimization by the Subscription Information Acquisition through the LMA (SIAL) (RFC7161)
Original Publication Date: 2014-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Apr-01
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
LM. Contreras: AUTHOR [+3]
The base solution for providing continuous multicast service delivery in Proxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) domains is described in [RFC6224]. It specifies the basic functionality needed in the Proxy Mobile IPv6 [RFC5213] entities to provide a multicast service, so continuous delivery of multicast traffic is supported by obtaining, after each handover, the ongoing multicast subscription information directly from the Mobile Node (MN). When a mobile node attaches to a new Mobile Access Gateway (MAG), the mobile node is queried by the mobile access gateway through a Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) General Query, which is sent just after any new link is set up, to learn of any existing subscription, as specified in [RFC2710] and [RFC3810].
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) LM. Contreras Request for Comments: 7161 Telefonica I+D Category: Experimental CJ. Bernardos ISSN: 2070-1721 I. Soto UC3M March 2014
Proxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) Multicast Handover Optimization by the Subscription Information Acquisition through the LMA (SIAL)
This document specifies an experimental multicast handover optimization mechanism for Proxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) to accelerate the delivery of multicast traffic to mobile nodes after handovers. The mechanism, called Subscription Information Acquisition through the LMA (SIAL), is based on speeding up the acquisition of mobile nodes' multicast context by the mobile access gateways. To do that, extensions to the current PMIPv6 protocol are proposed. These extensions are not only applicable to the base solution for multicast support in Proxy Mobile IPv6, but they can also be applied to other solutions developed to avoid the tunnel convergence problem. Furthermore, these extensions are also independent of the role played by the mobile access gateway within the multicast network (acting as either multicast listener discovery proxy or multicast router).
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for examination, experimental implementation, and evaluation.
This document defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Not all documents approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.
Information about the current status of this document, any errata, and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7161.
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RFC 7161 PMIPv6 Multicast Handover Optimization March 2014
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