[pim] I-D Action: draft-ietf-pim-drlb-14.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-14.txt
	Pages           : 20
	Date            : 2019-12-11

   On a multi-access network, one of the PIM-SM (PIM Sparse Mode)
   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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