[pim] I-D Action: draft-ietf-pim-drlb-12.txt

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A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
This draft is a work item of the Protocols for IP Multicast WG of the IETF.

        Title           : PIM Designated Router Load Balancing
        Authors         : Yiqun Cai
                          Heidi Ou
                          Sri Vallepalli
                          Mankamana Mishra
                          Stig Venaas
                          Andy Green
	Filename        : draft-ietf-pim-drlb-12.txt
	Pages           : 20
	Date            : 2019-10-23

   On a multi-access network, one of the PIM-SM routers is elected as a
   Designated Router.  One of the responsibilities of the Designated
   Router is to track local multicast listeners and forward data to
   these listeners if the group is operating in PIM-SM.  This document
   specifies a modification to the PIM-SM protocol that allows more than
   one of the PIM-SM routers to take on this responsibility so that the
   forwarding load can be distributed among multiple routers.

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