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Global Table Multicast with BGP Multicast VPN (BGP-MVPN) Procedures (RFC7716) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245069D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Feb-07
Document File: 44 page(s) / 53K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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J. Zhang: AUTHOR [+5]


[RFC4364] specifies architecture, protocols, and procedures that a Service Provider (SP) can use to provide Virtual Private Network (VPN) service to its customers. In that architecture, one or more Customer Edge (CE) routers attach to a Provider Edge (PE) router. Each CE router belongs to a single VPN, but CE routers from several VPNs may attach to the same PE router. In addition, CEs from the same VPN may attach to different PEs. BGP is used to carry VPN- specific information among the PEs. Each PE router maintains a separate Virtual Routing and Forwarding table (VRF) for each VPN to which it is attached.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          Z. Zhang Request for Comments: 7716                                   L. Giuliano Category: Standards Track                                  E. Rosen, Ed. ISSN: 2070-1721                                   Juniper Networks, Inc.                                                           K. Subramanian                                                      Cisco Systems, Inc.                                                               D. Pacella                                                                  Verizon                                                            December 2015

   Global Table Multicast with BGP Multicast VPN (BGP-MVPN) Procedures


   RFCs 6513, 6514, and others describe protocols and procedures that a    Service Provider (SP) may deploy in order to offer Multicast Virtual    Private Network (Multicast VPN or MVPN) service to its customers.    Some of these procedures use BGP to distribute VPN-specific multicast    routing information across a backbone network.  With a small number    of relatively minor modifications, the same BGP procedures can also    be used to distribute multicast routing information that is not    specific to any VPN.  Multicast that is outside the context of a VPN    is known as "Global Table Multicast", or sometimes simply as    "Internet multicast".  In this document, we describe the    modifications that are needed to use the BGP-MVPN procedures for    Global Table Multicast.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   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).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in 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

 Zhang, et al.                Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7716                 Global Table Multicast            December 2015

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