Mobile Multicast Sender Support in Proxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) Domains (RFC7287)
Original Publication Date: 2014-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Jun-25
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
T. Schmidt: AUTHOR [+5]
Proxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) [RFC5213] extends Mobile IPv6 (MIPv6) [RFC6275] by network-based management functions that enable IP mobility for a host without requiring its participation in any mobility-related signaling. Additional network entities called Local Mobility Anchor (LMAs) and Mobile Access Gateways (MAGs) are responsible for managing IP mobility on behalf of the mobile node (MN). An MN connected to a PMIPv6 domain, which only operates according to the base specifications of [RFC5213], cannot participate in multicast communication, as MAGs will discard group packets.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) T. Schmidt, Ed. Request for Comments: 7287 HAW Hamburg Category: Experimental S. Gao ISSN: 2070-1721 H. Zhang Beijing Jiaotong University M. Waehlisch link-lab & FU Berlin June 2014
Mobile Multicast Sender Support in Proxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) Domains
Multicast communication can be enabled in Proxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) domains via the Local Mobility Anchors by deploying Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) proxy functions at Mobile Access Gateways, by using direct traffic distribution within an ISP's access network, or by selective route optimization schemes. This document describes a base solution and an experimental protocol to support mobile multicast senders in PMIPv6 domains for all three scenarios. Protocol optimizations for synchronizing PMIPv6 with PIM, as well as a peering function for MLD proxies are defined. Mobile sources always remain agnostic of multicast mobility operations.
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.
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RFC 7287 Multicast Senders in PMIPv6 June 2014
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