MBONE Deployment (mboned) Charter

NOTE: This charter is accurate as of the 37th IETF Meeting in San Jose. It may now be out-of-date. (Consider this a "snapshot" of the working group from that meeting.) Up-to-date charters for all active working groups can be found elsewhere in this Web server.


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Description of Working Group

The MBONE Deployment Working Group will be a forum for coordinating the deployment, engineering, and operation of multicast routing protocols and procedures in the global Internet. This activity will include, but not be limited to:

- Deployment of multicast routing in the global Internet.

- Receive regular reports on the current state of the deployment of mbone technology. Create "practice and experience" documents that capture the experience of those who have deployed and are deploying various MBONE technologies (e.g. PIM, DVMRP, CBT).

- Based on reports and other information, provide feedback to IDMR.

- Develop mechanisms and procedures to aid in the transition to native multicast, where appropriate.

- Develop mechanisms and procedures for sharing operational information to aid in operation of the global MBONE.

- Development of guidelines to improve the use of administratively scoped multicast addresses.

- Develop mechanisms and procedures for creating and maintaining a MBONE topology database.

This working group will initially interact closely with IDMR. It is believed that, once hierarchical multicast routing systems are specified and deployed, the working groups will diverge somewhat. Finally, note that in the below "Goals and Milestones", the type of RFC will be subject to discussions within the working group.

Goals and Milestones

Sep 96
Establish initial charter, goals, and long-term group agenda.
Sep 96
Submit Internet-Draft on inter-provider coordination of the deployment of pruning mrouteds.
Jan 97
Submit Internet-Draft outlining requirements for the existing MBONE infrastructure.
Apr 97
Submit Internet-Draft specifying the use of administratively scoped multicast addresses.
Jun 97
Begin work, with RPS WG, on extensions to RPSL to describe multicast routing policy.
Jun 97
Subnmit Internet-Draft specifying the use of aggregation for DVMRP (and, in general where applicable). In addition, address the use of DVMRP default.
Sep 97
Submit Internet-Draft specifying the use of native multicast where appropriate (e.g. exchange points).
Sep 97
Begin work on document of co-existence strategies for IPv4 multicast and IPv6 multicast.
Dec 97
Begin work on a document describing the deployment of inter-provider hirearchical multicast routing coordination (or, when available).

Current Internet-Drafts

No Request for Comments