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IPv6 Multicast Address Assignments (RFC2375)

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Original Publication Date: 1998-Jul-01
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Document File: 8 page(s) / 9K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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R. Hinden: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2375: DOI

Abstract

This document defines the initial assignment of IPv6 multicast addresses. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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Network Working Group R. Hinden Request for Comments: 2375 Ipsilon Networks Category: Informational S. Deering Cisco July 1998

IPv6 Multicast Address Assignments

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.

1.0 Introduction

This document defines the initial assignment of IPv6 multicast addresses. It is based on the "IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture" [ADDARCH] and current IPv4 multicast address assignment found in <ftp://venera.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/multicast-addresses>. It adapts the IPv4 assignments that are relevant to IPv6 assignments. IPv4 assignments that were not relevant were not converted into IPv6 assignments. Comments are solicited on this conversion.

All other IPv6 multicast addresses are reserved.

Sections 2 and 3 specify reserved and preassigned IPv6 multicast addresses.

[ADDRARCH] defines rules for assigning new IPv6 multicast addresses.

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 described in [RFC 2119].

2. Fixed Scope Multicast Addresses

These permanently assigned multicast addresses are valid over a specified scope value.

Hinden & Deering Informational [Page 1]

RFC 2375 IPv6 Multicast Address Assignments July 1998

2.1 Node-Local Scope

FF01:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 All Nodes Address [ADDARCH] FF01:0:0:0:0:0:0:2 All Routers Address [ADDARCH]

2.2 Link-Local Scope

FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 All Nodes Address [ADDARCH] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:2 All Routers Address [ADDARCH] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:3 Unassigned [JBP] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:4 DVMRP Routers [RFC1075,JBP] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:5 OSPFIGP [RFC2328,Moy] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:6 OSPFIGP Designated Routers [RFC2328,Moy] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:7 ST Routers [RFC1190,KS14] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:8 ST Hosts [RFC1190,KS14] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:9 RIP Routers [RFC2080] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:A EIGRP Routers [Farinacci] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:B Mobile-Agents [Bill Simpson]

FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:D All PIM Routers [Farinacci] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:E RSVP-ENCAPSULATION [Braden]

FF02:0:0:0:0:0:1:1 Link Name [Harrington] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:1:2 All-dhcp-agents [Bound,Perkins]

FF02:0:0:0:0:1:FFXX:XXXX Solicited-Node Address [ADDARCH]

2.3 Site-Local Scope

FF05:0:0:0:0:0:0:2 All Routers Address [ADDARCH]

FF05:0:0:0:0:0:1:3 All-dhcp-servers [Bound,Perkins] FF05:0:0:0:0:0:1:4 All-dhcp-relays [Bound,Perkins] FF05:0:0:0:0:0:1:1000 Service Location [RFC2165] -FF05:0:0:0:0:0:1:13FF

3.0 All Scope Multicast Addresses

These permanently assigned multicast addresses are valid over all scope ranges. This is shown by an "X" in the scope field of the address that means any legal scope value.

Note that, as defined in [ADDARCH], IPv6 multicast addresses which are only different in scope represent different groups. Nodes must join each group individua...

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