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RFC 3569 on An Overview of Source-Specific Multicast (SSM)

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        RFC 3569

        Title:      An Overview of Source-Specific Multicast (SSM)
        Author(s):  S. Bhattacharyya, Ed.
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       July 2003
        Mailbox:    supratik@sprintlabs.com
        Pages:      14
        Characters: 29387
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:  None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ssm-overview-05.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3569.txt

The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of 
Source-Specific Multicast (SSM) and issues related to its deployment.
It discusses how the SSM service model addresses the challenges faced
in inter-domain multicast deployment, changes needed to routing
protocols and applications to deploy SSM and interoperability issues
with current multicast service models.

This document is the product of the Source-Specific Multicast Working
Group of the IETF.

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not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
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