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Inter-Domain Multicast Routing (IDMR) Charter


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Description of Working Group

Existing inter-domain multicast routing protocols are not scalable to a large internetwork containing very large numbers of active wide-area groups. The purpose of the IDMR Working Group, therefore, is to discuss proposed inter-domain multicast routing protocols, and put forward one (or a hybrid of several) as a Proposed Standard to the IESG.

Several proposals have been made to date, including Core-Based Tree (CBT) multicasting, Core-Based Join (CBJ) multicasting, and Scalable Reverse Path Multicasting (SRPM). Some of the above have yet to be reviewed.

Goals and Milestones

Post the Core Based Trees architecture as an Internet-Draft.
Meet at IETF. All proposals must be submitted by this date. Discuss all proposals which have been submitted.
Dec 1993
Submit the Core Based Trees architecture Internet-Draft to the IESG to be published as an Informational RFC.
Jul 1994
Meet at IETF. Discuss security issues with respect to the proposed protocol(s).
Aug 1994
Post an Internet-Draft for a single protocol (which may be one of the proposals, or a combination of proposals), and an Internet-Draft serving as a protocol analysis document for that protocol (as required by RFC 1264).
Jan 1995
Submit the single protocol to the IESG as a Proposed Standard.
Mar 1995
Post an Internet-Draft for an IDMR MIB.
Jul 1995
Submit the IDMR MIB Internet-Draft to the IESG as a Proposed Standard.

NOTE: The Internet-Draft(s) listed below may have been deleted since they are only good for six months.