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2.3.9 MBONE Deployment (mboned)

NOTE: This charter is a snapshot of the 53rd IETF Meeting in Minneapolis, MN USA. It may now be out-of-date. Last Modified: 11-Jan-02
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Operations and Management Area Director(s):
Randy Bush <>
Bert Wijnen <>
Operations and Management Area Advisor:
Randy Bush <>
Technical Advisor(s):
Scott Bradner <>
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Description of Working Group:
The MBONE Deployment Working Group is 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:

- Documenting deployment of multicast routing in the global Internet.

- Receive regular reports on the current state of the deployment of multicast technology. Create "practice and experience" documents that capture the experience of those who have deployed and are deploying various multicast technologies.

- Based on reports and other information, provide feedback to other relevant working groups.

- 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 multicast backbones and interconnects.

This is not meant to be a protocol development Working Group.

Goals and Milestones:
Done   Submit Internet-Draft on inter-provider coordination of the deployment of pruning mrouteds.
Done   Establish initial charter, goals, and long-term group agenda.
Done   Submit Internet-Draft outlining requirements for the existing MBONE infrastructure.
Done   Submit Internet-Draft specifying the use of administratively scoped multicast addresses.
Done   Begin work, with RPS WG, on extensions to RPSL to describe multicast routing policy.
Dec 99   Submit Internet-Draft specifying the use of native multicast where appropriate (e.g. exchange points).
Dec 99   Begin work on document of co-existence strategies for IPv4 multicast and IPv6 multicast.
Dec 99   Submit final version of RP document
Dec 99   Submit Internet-Draft specifying static allocations in 233/8
Mar 00   Submit Internet-Draft on debugging multicast problems.
Mar 00   Submit final version of scope zone announcement protocol (MZAP)
Mar 00   Submit final version of scoped address discovery protocol (SADP)
Mar 00   Submit I-D describing ISP multicast deployment practices
Request For Comments:
RFC2365 Administratively Scoped IP Multicast
RFC2588 IP Multicast and Firewalls
RFC2776PSMulticast-Scope Zone Announcement Protocol (MZAP)
RFC3138 Extended Allocations in 233/8
RFC3171 IANA Guidelines for IPv4 Multicast Address Assignments
RFC3170 IP Multicast Applications: Challenges and Solutions
RFC3180 GLOP Addressing in 233/8

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