2.4.7 MBONE Deployment (mboned)

NOTE: This charter is a snapshot of the 75th IETF Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden. It may now be out-of-date.

Last Modified: 2009-01-28


Leonard Giuliano <lenny@juniper.net>
Greg Shepherd <gjshep@gmail.com>
Marshall Eubanks <tme@multicasttech.com>

Operations and Management Area Director(s):

Dan Romascanu <dromasca@avaya.com>
Ronald Bonica <rbonica@juniper.net>

Operations and Management Area Advisor:

Ronald Bonica <rbonica@juniper.net>

Technical Advisor(s):

Scott Bradner <sob@harvard.edu>

Mailing Lists:

General Discussion: mboned@ietf.org
To Subscribe: https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/mboned
Archive: http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/mboned

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 for sharing operational
  information to aid in operation of the multicast backbones and

- Update RFC 3171/BCP 51 based on experience.

- Develop a roadmap informational RFC that describes the current
  IPv4 and IPv6 IETF multicast architectures, including
  references to the relevant IETF documents and guidance for
  implementers and network operators.

- Complete the MSDP MIB

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

Goals and Milestones:

Done  Submit I-D on inter-provider coordination of the deployment of pruning mrouteds.
Done  Establish initial charter, goals, and long-term group agenda.
Done  Submit I-D outlining requirements for the existing MBONE infrastructure.
Done  Submit I-D specifying the use of administratively scoped multicast addresses (RFC 2365)
Done  Submit I-D specifying the use of native multicast where appropriate (e.g. exchange points).
Done  Submit I-D on IP Multicast and Firewalls (RFC 2588)
Done  Submit I-D specifying static allocations in 233/87 (RFC 3180)
Done  Submit I-D on debugging multicast problems.
Done  Submit final version of scope zone announcement protocol (MZAP RFC 2776)
Done  Submit final version of scoped address discovery protocol (SADP)
Done  Submit I-D describing ISP multicast deployment practices
Done  Submit I-D, with RPS WG, on extensions to RPSL to describe multicast routing policy
Done  Submit I-D describing extended allocations in 233/8 (RFC 3138)
Done  Submit I-D describing IANA Guidelines for IPv4 Multicast Address Assignments (RFC 3171)
Done  Submit I-D describing IP Multicast Applications issues (RFC 3170)
Done  Submit I-D describing Anycast (RP) mechanism (RFC 3446)
Done  Submit I-D describing Source-Specific Protocol Independent Multicast in 232/8
Done  Submit I-D describing MSDP Deployment Scenarios
Done  Submit I-D describing IPv4 Multicast Unusable Group And Source Addresses
Done  Submit I-D describing Embedded RP for IPv6 Multicast Address
Apr 2004  Submit I-D on PIM-SM Multicast Routing Security Issues
May 2004  Submit I-D on IPv4/IPv6 multicast co-existence issues and strategies for IPv4 multicast and IPv6 multicast
Jun 2004  Update IANA Guidelines for IPv4 Multicast Address Assignments (RFC 3171/BCP 51)
Jun 2004  Submit PIM-SM Multicast Routing Security Issues to IESG for Informational
Jun 2004  Submit MSDP MIB to IESG for Experimental
Aug 2004  Submit IPv4 multicast address allocation procedures IESG for BCP
Aug 2004  Submit IPv4/v6 co-existence strategies to IESG for Informational
Aug 2004  Submit multicast roadmap/reference architecture document to IESG for Informational


  • draft-ietf-mboned-rfc3171bis-07.txt
  • draft-ietf-mboned-addrarch-06.txt
  • draft-ietf-mboned-maccnt-req-08.txt
  • draft-ietf-mboned-multiaaa-framework-10.txt
  • draft-ietf-mboned-lightweight-igmpv3-mldv2-06.txt
  • draft-ietf-mboned-mtrace-v2-04.txt

    Request For Comments:

    RFC2365 BCP Administratively Scoped IP Multicast
    RFC2588 I IP Multicast and Firewalls
    RFC2770 E GLOP Addressing in 233/8
    RFC2776 PS Multicast-Scope Zone Announcement Protocol (MZAP)
    RFC3138 I Extended Allocations in 233/8
    RFC3170 I IP Multicast Applications: Challenges and Solutions
    RFC3171 BCP IANA Guidelines for IPv4 Multicast Address Assignments
    RFC3180 BCP GLOP Addressing in 233/8
    RFC3446 I Anycast Rendevous Point (RP) mechanism using Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) and Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)
    RFC3956 Standard Embedding the Rendezvous Point (RP) Address in an IPv6 Multicast Address
    RFC4608 BCP Source-Specific Protocol Independent Multicast in 232/8
    RFC4609 I Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-SM) Multicast Routing Security Issues and Enhancements
    RFC4611 BCP Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP) Deployment Scenarios
    RFC4624 E Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP) MIB
    RFC5110 I Overview of the Internet Multicast Routing Architecture
    RFC5132 PS IP Multicast MIB

    Meeting Minutes