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Re: New draft on embedding the RP address in IPv6 multicast address
On Wed, 16 Oct 2002, Bill Nickless wrote:
> IPv6 suffers from the same problem; to wit, that IEEE 802 switches have to
> now be re-engineered to interpret IPv6 MLD packets.
No: most switches by far work *just* fine.
Only if you want snooping features, or the switch uses a broken logic (see
the issues draft) you have problems..
> Fix the unreasonable IGMPv3/MLD requirement for nominally IEEE 802
> switches, and I'll bet you dollars to donuts that SSM will take off like a
Most switches work fine as is I believe, though flooding the multicasts
all over the segment.. yet where is SSM? I sure would like to have it..
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