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I-D ACTION:draft-lehtonen-magma-mcop-00.txt

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	Title		: Multicast Control Protocol (MCOP)
	Author(s)	: R. Lehtonen et al.
	Filename	: draft-lehtonen-magma-mcop-00.txt
	Pages		: 29
	Date		: 06-Jun-02
In IP multicast all hosts that join a multicast group (*, G) or (S,
G) can receive the multicast traffic.  This draft adds possibility to
selectively enable multicast receiving and sending by introducing
Multicast Control Protocol (MCOP).  MCOP is used between multicast
control agent (MCA) and routers that have directly connected
multicast sources or receivers.  The receiver and source control is
done by MCOP enabled routers based on the information received from
the MCA.  MCOP enabled routers filter IGMP/MLD reports and multicast
packets before they reach the IGMP/MLD processing layer or multicast
routing stack of the router.  MCOP is independent of multicast
routing protocols.

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