Protocol Action: Support for Multicast over UNI 3.0/3.1 based ATM Networks. to Proposed Standard

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Subject: Protocol Action: Support for Multicast over UNI 3.0/3.1 based ATM Networks. to Proposed Standard
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  The IESG has approved the Internet-Draft "Support for Multicast over UNI
  3.0/3.1 based ATM Networks." <draft-ietf-ipatm-ipmc-12.txt> as a Proposed
  Standard. This document is the product of the IP Over Asynchronous
  Transfer Mode Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Frank
  Kastenholz and Jeffrey Burgan.


Technical Summary

 This protocol provides multicast support over ATM networks for IP
 hosts. It operates by defining a multicast server. The multicast
 server operates in one of two modes. In the first mode it provides the
 ATM address of each node in a multicast group (in which case the node
 sending the multicast uses a point-to-multipoint VC to transmit a
 multicast datagram to all recipients). In the second mode, the server
 performs the actual multicast distribution; nodes send their multicast
 packets to the server, which then distributes the multicast packets to
 all members of the multicast group. In all cases, nodes wishing to
 receive packets for a specific multicast group must register with the
 multicast server.

Working Group Summary

 This protocol is a product of the IP/ATM working group. There was no
 significant dissent in the working group. No comments were received
 during the IETF last call.

Protocol Quality

 This protocol has been reviewed for the IESG by Frank Kastenholz and
 Jeffrey Burgan.