RFC 6085 on Address Mapping of IPv6 Multicast Packets on Ethernet

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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        RFC 6085

        Title:      Address Mapping of IPv6 Multicast 
                    Packets on Ethernet 
        Author:     S. Gundavelli, M. Townsley,
                    O. Troan, W. Dec
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       January 2011
        Mailbox:    sgundave@cisco.com, 
                    ot@cisco.com,  wdec@cisco.com
        Pages:      3
        Characters: 4968
        Updates:    RFC2464

        I-D Tag:    draft-gundavelli-v6ops-l2-unicast-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6085.txt

When transmitting an IPv6 packet with a multicast destination
address, the IPv6 destination address is mapped to an Ethernet
link-layer multicast address.  This document clarifies that a mapping of
an IPv6 packet with a multicast destination address may in some
circumstances map to an Ethernet link-layer unicast address.  

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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