[ih] A single OUI for IP multicast
jtk at depaul.edu
Wed Nov 27 09:29:47 PST 2002
I've heard the brief story in a couple of places, but thought I might be
more definitive details. I'm particularly interested in any interesting
pieces that are missing. Apparently Steve Deering was only able to
obtain a single OUI from the IEEE due to budget constraints and the cost
of of an $1000 per for IP multicast to IEEE 48-bit MAC mapping.
I've also heard that Jon Postel was the one who's budget this money was
coming out of.
First, is this the whole, accurate story or is there more to it than
Second, was there ever any further consideration given to purchasing (or
IEEE donating) the additional 15 OUI's to cover the IP Class D to IEEE
48-bit MAC conversion?
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