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Multicast in MPLS/BGP IP VPNs (RFC6513) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000215146D
Original Publication Date: 2012-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2012-Feb-21

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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E. Rosen: AUTHOR [+3]


[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.

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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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 Rosen & Aggarwal             Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 6513              Multicast in MPLS/BGP IP VPNs        February 2012

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