IPv6 Multicast Address Scopes (RFC7346)
Original Publication Date: 2014-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Aug-13
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
RFC 4291 [RFC4291] defines "scop" as "a 4-bit multicast scope value used to limit the scope of the multicast group" and defines "scop 3" as "reserved". The multicast protocol specification in [MPL] desires to use multicast scop 3 to transport multicast traffic scoped to a network of nodes connected in a mesh. This scop value is used to accommodate a multicast scope that is greater than Link-Local but is also automatically determined by the network architecture.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) R. Droms Request for Comments: 7346 Cisco Updates: 4007, 4291 August 2014 Category: Standards Track ISSN: 2070-1721
IPv6 Multicast Address Scopes
This document updates the definitions of IPv6 multicast scopes and therefore updates RFCs 4007 and 4291.
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RFC 7346 IPv6 Multicast Address Scopes August 2014
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RFC 4291 [RFC4291] defines "scop" as "a 4-bit multicast scope value used to limit the scope of the multica...