Report Number: CS-TR-85-1058
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: Host groups: a multicast extension for datagram internetworks
Author: Cheriton, David R.
Author: Deering, Stephen E.
Date: July 1985
Abstract: The extensive use of local networks is beginning to drive
requirements for internetwork facilities that connect these
local networks. In particular, the availability of multicast
addressing in many local networks and its use by
sophisticated distributed applications motivates providing
multicast across internetworks.
In this paper, we propose a model of service for multicast in
an internetwork, describe how this service can be used, and
describe aspects of its implementation, including how it
would fit into one existing internetwork architecture, namely
the US DoD Internet Architecture.