Network Working Group                                   David Meyer
INTERNET DRAFT                                          Cisco Systems
Category                                                Best Current Practices
                                                        April, 2001

                     Extended Allocations Assignments in 233/8
               <draft-ietf-mboned-glop-extensions-01.txt>
               <draft-ietf-mboned-glop-extensions-02.txt>

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   Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

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2. Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2001).  All Rights Reserved.

3. Abstract

   This memo provides describes the mapping of the GLOP addresses
   [RFC2770] corresponding to the private AS space [RFC1930].

4. Introduction

   RFC 2770 [RFC2770] describes an experimental policy for use of the
   class D address space using 233/8. The technique described there maps
   16 bits of Autonomous System number (AS) into the middle two octets
   of 233/8 to yield a /24. While this technique has been successful,
   the assignments are inefficient in those cases in which a /24 is too
   small or the user doesn't have its own AS.

   RFC 1930 [RFC1930] defines the private AS space to be 64512 through
   65535. This memo expands on RFC 2770 to allow routing registries to
   allocate
   assign multicast addresses from the GLOP space corresponding to the
   RFC 1930 private ASes. AS space. This space will be refered to as the EGLOP
   (Extended GLOP) address space.

   This memo is a product of the Multicast  Deployment Working Group
   (MBONED) in the Operations and Management Area of the Internet
   Engineering Task Force. Submit comments to <mboned@ns.uoregon.edu> or
   the authors.

   The terms "Specification Required", "Expert Review", "IESG Approval",
   "IETF Consensus", and "Standards Action", are used in this memo to
   refer to the processes described in [RFC2434]. The keywords MUST,
   MUST NOT, MAY, OPTIONAL, REQUIRED, RECOMMENDED, SHALL, SHALL NOT,
   SHOULD, SHOULD NOT are to be interpreted as defined in RFC 2119
   [RFC2119].

5. Overview

   http://www.iana.org/cgi-bin/multicast.pl

   http://www.iana.org/assignments/multicast-addresses defines a
   mechanism for
   allocation assignment of multicast addresses that are generally
   for use in network control applications (a more general description of these
   policies can be found in [GUIDELINES]). applications. It is envisioned that those
   addresses allocated assigned from the EGLOP space (233.242.0.0 (233.252.0.0 -
   233.255.255.255) will be used by applications that cannot use
   Administratively Scoped Addressing [RFC2365], GLOP Addressing
   [RFC2770], or Source Specific Multicast (SSM) [SSM]. (Source Specific Multicast,
   or SSM, is an extension of IP Multicast in which traffic is forwarded
   to receivers from only those multicast sources for which the
   receivers have explicitly expressed interest, and is primarily
   targeted at one-to-many (broadcast) applications).

6. Assignment Criteria

   Globally scoped IPv4 multicast addresses in the EGLOP space are
   allocated
   assigned by a Regional Registry (RIR). An applicant MUST, as per
   [IANA], show that the request cannot be satisfied using
   Administratively Scoped addressing [RFC2365], GLOP addressing
   [RFC2770], or SSM [SSM]. SSM. The fine-grained allocation assignment policy is left to the allocating
   assigning RIR.

7. Security Considerations

   Security issues are not discussed

   The assignment scheme described in this memo. document does not effect the
   security properties of the the single source or any source multicast
   service models.

8. Acknowledgments

   Kurt Kayser, Mirjam Kuehne Kuehne, Michelle Schipper and Randy Bush provided
   many insightful comments on earlier versions of this document.

9. Author's Address:

   David Meyer
   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   170 Tasman Drive
   San Jose, CA, 95134
   Email: dmm@cisco.com

10. References

   [IANA]          http://www.iana.org          http://www.iana.org/assignments/multicast-addresses

   [RFC1930]       J. Hawkinson and T. Bates, "Guidelines for
                   creation, selection, and registration of an
                   Autonomous System (AS)", RFC 1930, March 1996.

   [RFC2026]       S. Bradner, "The Internet Standards Process --
                   Revision 3", RFC2026, October 1996.

   [RFC2119]       S. Bradner, "Key words for use in RFCs to
                   Indicate Requirement Levels", RFC 2119, March,
                   1997.

   [RFC2365]       D. Meyer,"Administratively Scoped IP Multicast", RFC
                   2365, July, 1998.

   [RFC2770]       D. Meyer, and P. Lothberg, "GLOP Addressing in 233/8",
                   RFC 2770, February, 2000

   [RFC2780]       S. Bradner and V. Paxson, "IANA Allocation Guidelines
                   For Values In the Internet Protocol and Related
                   Headers", RFC2780, March, 2000

   [SSM]           Holbrook, H., and Cain, B., "Source-Specific Multicast
                   for IP", draft-holbrook-ssm-arch-02.txt, Work in
                   progress.

   [GUIDELINES]   Albanna, Z., et. al,  "IANA Guidelines for IPv4 Multicast
                  Address Allocation",
                  draft-ietf-mboned-iana-ipv4-mcast-guidelines-00.txt,
                  Work in progress.

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