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RE: Issue 29: AD REVIEW: IPv6 Node Requirements



Hi Jari, Brian,

> > So, I think I answered this already in an earlier message, but let
> > me clarify something here.  The IP stack layer really does not know
> > what kinds of multicast applications are going to be run on it.
> > A user could arbitrarily install an SSM application just as easily
> > as an ASM application, if the stack supports multicast at all.
> > 
> > With that in mind, if a stack developer knows for sure that 
> his stack
> > couldn't be used for a certain flavor of multicast application (SSM
> > or ASM), then he can use the current guidelines in the node reqs to
> > determine whether MLDv1 or MLDv2 should be supported.
> > 
> > In all other cases, I would prefer MLDv2 for flexibility reasons.
> > 
> > So, if I back off my answer in the last post a little, perhaps the
> > wording for any-source should be something like "SHOULD support MLDv2
> > but MAY support MLDv1".
> 
> With your explanation of the stack - app issues, I think this
> would make sense. If others agree, and suitable text can be
> crafted, of course. Anyway, this is not a crucial issue for
> me but I just wanted to understand the implications.

I agree.  I'll add the suggested text.

John

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