[rbridge] IP Multicast groups/ layer 2 or layer 3?
Eric Gray (LO/EUS)
eric.gray at ericsson.com
Mon Jan 8 13:15:11 PST 2007
In my opinion, it should be a Layer 2 address.
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> Subject: [rbridge] IP Multicast groups/ layer 2 or layer 3?
> When an RBridge R announces via IS-IS which IP multicast groups are
> reachable on R's directly
> attached links, should the groups be layer 3 or layer 2 addresses?
> If it's layer 3, then there will have to be separate
> announcements for
> IPv4 and IPv6 groups.
> If it's layer 2, then 32 IPv4 groups would map to the same layer 2
> multicast address (and I'm
> not sure what it is for IPv6).
> I don't care. The spec currently says layer 2, but there is a
> in the spec asking if that's what
> we really want.
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