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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-manet-simple-mbcast-01.txt



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This draft is a work item of the Mobile Ad-hoc Networks Working Group of the IETF.

	Title		: A Simple Protocol for Multicast and Broadcast in 
                          Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
	Author(s)	: J. Jetcheva, Y. Hu, D. Maltz, D. Johnson
	Filename	: draft-ietf-manet-simple-mbcast-01.txt
	Pages		: 11
	Date		: 24-Jul-01
	
The protocol specified in this document is designed to provide
multicast and broadcast functionality in mobile ad hoc networks.  It
utilizes the Route Discovery mechanism defined by the Dynamic Source
Routing protocol (DSR) [4, 5, 7] to flood the data packets through
the network.  Although this protocol is derived from DSR, it can be
implemented as a stand-alone protocol.  In fact, it does not rely
on unicast routing to operate.  If DSR is already implemented on
the network, very minor modifications are required to enable this
protocol.

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