Request for Comments: 2375
IPv6 Multicast Address Assignments
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This document defines the initial assignment of IPv6 multicast addresses. It is based on the "IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture" [ADDARCH] and current IPv4 multicast address assignment found in <ftp://venera.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/multicast-addresses>. It adapts the IPv4 assignments that are relevant to IPv6 assignments. IPv4 assignments that were not relevant were not converted into IPv6 assignments. Comments are solicited on this conversion.
All other IPv6 multicast addresses are reserved.
Sections 2 and 3 specify reserved and preassigned IPv6 multicast addresses.
[ADDRARCH] defines rules for assigning new IPv6 multicast addresses.
The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC 2119].
2. Fixed Scope Multicast Addresses
These permanently assigned multicast addresses are valid over a specified scope value.
2.1 Node-Local Scope
FF01:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 All Nodes Address [ADDARCH] FF01:0:0:0:0:0:0:2 All Routers Address [ADDARCH]
2.2 Link-Local Scope
FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 All Nodes Address [ADDARCH] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:2 All Routers Address [ADDARCH] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:3 Unassigned [JBP] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:4 DVMRP Routers [RFC1075,JBP] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:5 OSPFIGP [RFC2328,Moy] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:6 OSPFIGP Designated Routers [RFC2328,Moy] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:7 ST Routers [RFC1190,KS14] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:8 ST Hosts [RFC1190,KS14] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:9 RIP Routers [RFC2080] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:A EIGRP Routers [Farinacci] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:B Mobile-Agents [Bill Simpson] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:D All PIM Routers [Farinacci] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:E RSVP-ENCAPSULATION [Braden] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:1:1 Link Name [Harrington] FF02:0:0:0:0:0:1:2 All-dhcp-agents [Bound,Perkins] FF02:0:0:0:0:1:FFXX:XXXX Solicited-Node Address [ADDARCH]
2.3 Site-Local Scope
FF05:0:0:0:0:0:0:2 All Routers Address [ADDARCH] FF05:0:0:0:0:0:1:3 All-dhcp-servers [Bound,Perkins] FF05:0:0:0:0:0:1:4 All-dhcp-relays [Bound,Perkins] FF05:0:0:0:0:0:1:1000 Service Location [RFC2165] -FF05:0:0:0:0:0:1:13FF
3.0 All Scope Multicast Addresses
These permanently assigned multicast addresses are valid over all scope ranges. This is shown by an "X" in the scope field of the address that means any legal scope value.
Note that, as defined in [ADDARCH], IPv6 multicast addresses which are only different in scope represent different groups. Nodes must join each group individually.
The IPv6 multicast addresses with variable scope are as follows:
FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 Reserved Multicast Address [ADDARCH] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:100 VMTP Managers Group [RFC1045,DRC3] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:101 Network Time Protocol (NTP) [RFC1119,DLM1] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:102 SGI-Dogfight [AXC] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:103 Rwhod [SXD] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:104 VNP [DRC3] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:105 Artificial Horizons - Aviator [BXF] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:106 NSS - Name Service Server [BXS2] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:107 AUDIONEWS - Audio News Multicast [MXF2] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:108 SUN NIS+ Information Service [CXM3] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:109 MTP Multicast Transport Protocol [SXA] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:10A IETF-1-LOW-AUDIO [SC3] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:10B IETF-1-AUDIO [SC3] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:10C IETF-1-VIDEO [SC3] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:10D IETF-2-LOW-AUDIO [SC3] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:10E IETF-2-AUDIO [SC3] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:10F IETF-2-VIDEO [SC3] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:110 MUSIC-SERVICE [Guido van Rossum] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:111 SEANET-TELEMETRY [Andrew Maffei] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:112 SEANET-IMAGE [Andrew Maffei] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:113 MLOADD [Braden] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:114 any private experiment [JBP] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:115 DVMRP on MOSPF [Moy] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:116 SVRLOC [Veizades] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:117 XINGTV <email@example.com> FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:118 microsoft-ds <firstname.lastname@example.org> FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:119 nbc-pro <email@example.com> FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:11A nbc-pfn <firstname.lastname@example.org> FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:11B lmsc-calren-1 [Uang] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:11C lmsc-calren-2 [Uang] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:11D lmsc-calren-3 [Uang] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:11E lmsc-calren-4 [Uang] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:11F ampr-info [Janssen] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:120 mtrace [Casner] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:121 RSVP-encap-1 [Braden] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:122 RSVP-encap-2 [Braden] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:123 SVRLOC-DA [Veizades] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:124 rln-server [Kean] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:125 proshare-mc [Lewis] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:126 dantz [Yackle] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:127 cisco-rp-announce [Farinacci] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:128 cisco-rp-discovery [Farinacci] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:129 gatekeeper [Toga] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:12A iberiagames [Marocho] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:201 "rwho" Group (BSD) (unofficial) [JBP] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:202 SUN RPC PMAPPROC_CALLIT [BXE1] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:2:0000 -FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:2:7FFD Multimedia Conference Calls [SC3] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:2:7FFE SAPv1 Announcements [SC3] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:2:7FFF SAPv0 Announcements (deprecated) [SC3] FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:2:8000 -FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:2:FFFF SAP Dynamic Assignments [SC3]
[ADDARCH] Hinden, R., and S. Deering, "IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture", RFC 2373, July 1998. [AUTORFC] Thompson, S., and T. Narten, "IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration", RFC 1971, August 1996. [ETHER] Crawford, M., "Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Ethernet Networks", Work in Progress. [RFC1045] Cheriton, D., "VMTP: Versatile Message Transaction Protocol Specification", RFC 1045, February 1988. [RFC1075] Waitzman, D., Partridge, C., and S. Deering, "Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol", RFC 1075, November 1988. [RFC1112] Deering, S., "Host Extensions for IP Multicasting", STD 5, RFC 1112, Stanford University, August 1989. [RFC1119] Mills, D., "Network Time Protocol (Version 1), Specification and Implementation", STD 12, RFC 1119, July 1988. [RFC1190] Topolcic, C., Editor, "Experimental Internet Stream Protocol, Version 2 (ST-II)", RFC 1190, October 1990. [RFC2080] Malkin, G., and R. Minnear, "RIPng for IPv6", RFC 2080, January 1997. [RFC2119] Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997. [RFC2165] Veizades, J., Guttman, E., Perkins, C., and S. Kaplan "Service Location Protocol", RFC 2165 June 1997.
[RFC2328] Moy, J., "OSPF Version 2", STD 54, RFC 2328, April 1998.
<email@example.com> [AXC] Andrew Cherenson <arc@SGI.COM>
[Braden] Bob Braden, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, April 1996.
[Bressler] David J. Bressler, <email@example.com>, April 1996.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> [Bound] Jim Bound <email@example.com> [BXE1] Brendan Eic <firstname.lastname@example.org> [BXF] Bruce Factor <ahi!bigapple!bruce@uunet.UU.NET> [BXS2] Bill Schilit <email@example.com>
[Casner] Steve Casner, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, January 1995.
[CXM3] Chuck McManis <email@example.com> [Tim Clark] [DLM1] David Mills <Mills@HUEY.UDEL.EDU> [DRC3] Dave Cheriton <cheriton@PESCADERO.STANFORD.EDU> [DXS3] Daniel Steinber <Daniel.Steinberg@Eng.Sun.COM> [Farinacci] Dino Farinacci, <firstname.lastname@example.org> [GSM11] Gary S. Malkin <GMALKIN@XYLOGICS.COM>
[Harrington] Dan Harrington, <email@example.com>, July 1996.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> [IANA] IANA <email@example.com>
[Janssen] Rob Janssen, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, January 1995.
[JBP] Jon Postel <email@example.com> [JXM1] Jim Miner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
[Kean] Brian Kean, <email@example.com>, August 1995.
[KS14] <mystery contact>
[Lee] Choon Lee, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, April 1996.
[Lewis] Mark Lewis, <Mark_Lewis@ccm.jf.intel.com>, October 1995.
[Malamud] Carl Malamud, <email@example.com>, January 1996.
[Marohco] Jose Luis Marocho, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, July 1996.
[Moy] John Moy <email@example.com> [MXF2] Martin Forssen <firstname.lastname@example.org> [Perkins] Charlie Perkins, <email@example.com> [Guido van Rossum] [SC3] Steve Casner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
[Simpson] Bill Simpson <email@example.com> November 1994.
[Joel Snyder] [SXA] Susie Armstrong <Armstrong.wbst128@XEROX.COM> [SXD] Steve Deering <deering@PARC.XEROX.COM>
[tynan] Dermot Tynan, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, August 1995.
[Toga] Jim Toga, <email@example.com>, May 1996.
[Uang] Yea Uang <firstname.lastname@example.org> November 1994.
[Veizades] John Veizades, <email@example.com>, May 1995.
[Yackle] Dotty Yackle, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, February 1996.
7.0 Security Considerations
This document defines the initial assignment of IPv6 multicast addresses. As such it does not directly impact the security of the Internet infrastructure or its applications.
8.0 Authors' Addresses
Robert M. Hinden
Ipsilon Networks, Inc.
232 Java Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Phone: +1 415 990 2004 EMail: email@example.com
Stephen E. Deering
Cisco Systems, Inc.
170 West Tasman Drive
San Jose, CA 95134-1706
Phone: +1 408 527-8213 EMail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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