Network Working Group Zaid Albanna INTERNET DRAFT Juniper Networks Kevin Almeroth UCSB David Meyer
Cisco SystemsSprint Michelle Schipper IANA Category Best Current Practices April,June, 2001 IANA Guidelines for IPv4 Multicast Address Assignments <draft-ietf-mboned-iana-ipv4-mcast-guidelines-02.txt><draft-ietf-mboned-iana-ipv4-mcast-guidelines-03.txt> 1. Status of this Memo This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements. Distribution of this memo is unlimited. This document is an Internet-Draft and is in full conformance with all provisions of Section 10 of RFC 2026. Internet Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), its areas, and its working groups. Note that other groups may also distribute working documents as Internet-Drafts. Internet-Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six months and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to use Internet-Drafts as reference material or to cite them other than as "work in progress." The list of current Internet-Drafts can be accessed at http://www.ietf.org/ietf/1id-abstracts.txt. The list of Internet-Draft Shadow Directories can be accessed at http://www.ietf.org/shadow.html. 2. Copyright Notice Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2001). All Rights Reserved. 3. Abstract This memo provides guidance for the IANA in assigning IPv4 multicast addresses. 4. Introduction The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) (www.iana.org) is charged with allocating parameter values for fields in protocols which have been designed, created or are maintained by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). RFC 2780 [RFC2780] provides the IANA guidance in the assignment of parameters for fields in newly developed protocols. This memo expands on section 4.4.2 of RFC 2780 and attempts to codify existing IANA practice used in the assignment IPv4 multicast addresses. 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]. In general, due to the relatively small size of the IPv4 multicast addresses space, further assignment of IPv4 multicast address space is recommended only in limited circumstances. Specifically, the IANA should only assign addresses in those cases where the dynamic selection (SDP/SAP), GLOP, SSM or Administratively Scoped address spaces cannot be used. The guidelines described below are reflected in http://www.iana.org/assignments/multicast-addresses. 5. Definition of Current Assignment Practice Unlike IPv4 unicast address assignment, where blocks of addresses are delegated to regional registries, IPv4 multicast addresses are assigned directly by the IANA. Current assignments appear as follows [IANA]: 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52 (224.0.0/24) Local Network Control Block 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11 (224.0.1/24) Internetwork Control Block 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124 AD-HOC Block 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52 (224.1/16) ST Multicast Groups 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11 (224.2/16) SDP/SAP Block 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124 DIS Transient Block 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52 (225/8) MALLOC Block 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11 RESERVED 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124 (232/8) Source Specific Multicast Block 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52 (233/8) GLOP Block 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11 RESERVED 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124 (239/8) Administratively Scoped Block The IANA generally assigns addresses from the Local Network Control, Internetwork Control, and AD-HOC blocks. Assignment guidelines for each of these blocks, as well as for the MALLOC, Source Specific Multicast, GLOP and Administratively Scoped Blocks, are described below. 6. Local Network Control Block (224.0.0/24) Addresses in the Local Network Control block are used for protocol control traffic that is not forwarded off link. Examples of this type of use include OSPFIGP All Routers (126.96.36.199) [RFC2328]. 6.1. Assignment Guidelines AssignmentPursuant to section 4.4.2 of addresses inRFC 2780 [RFC2780], assignments from the Local Network Configuration Block SHOULD BE be accompanied by a specification ("Specification Required"). This specification will typically take the form ofControl block follow an internet draftExpert Review, IESG Approval or RFC.Standards Action process. See [IANA] for the current set of assignments. 7. Internetwork Control Block (224.0.1/24) Addresses in the Internetwork Control block are used for protocol control that must be forwarded through the Internet. Examples include 188.8.131.52 (NTP [RFC2030]) and 184.108.40.206 (mdhcpdisover [RFC2730]). 7.1. Assignment Guidelines AssignmentPursuant to section 4.4.2 of addresses inRFC 2780 [RFC2780], assignments from the Internetwork Control block SHOULD BE accompanied by a specification ("Specification Required"). This specification will typically take the form offollow an internet draftExpert Review, IESG Approval or RFC.Standards Action process. See [IANA] for the current set of assignments. 8. AD-HOC Block (220.127.116.11/24 - 18.104.22.168/24) Addresses in the AD-HOC block have traditionally been assigned for those applications that don't fit in either the Local or Internetwork Control blocks. These addresses are globally routed and are typically used by applications that require small blocks of addressing (e.g., less than a /24). 8.1. Assignment Guidelines In general, the IANA SHOULD NOT assign addressing in the AD-HOC Block unless it is a special circumstance accompanied by a specification ("Specification Required"). This specification will typically takeBlock. However, the formIANA may under special special circumstances, assign addressing from this block. Pursuant to section 4.4.2 of RFC 2780 [RFC2780], assignments from the AD-HOC block follow an Internet-DraftExpert Review, IESG Approval or RFC.Standards Action process. See [IANA] for the current set of assignments. 9. SDP/SAP Block (224.2/16) Addresses in the SDP/SAP block are used by applications that receive addresses through the Session Announcement Protocol [RFC2974] for use via applications like the session directory tool (such as SDR [SDR]). 9.1. Assignment Guidelines Since addresses in the SDP/SAP block are chosen randomly from the range of addresses not already in use [RFC2974], no IANA assignment policy is required. Note that while no additional IANA assignment is required, addresses in the SDP/SAP block are explicitly for use by SDP/SAP and MUST NOT be used for other purposes. 10. MALLOC Block (225/8) Addresses in the MALLOC block are dynamically assigned by the MALLOC suite of protocols [RFC2908]. This assignment is temporary and MUST BE reviewed annually. 10.1. Assignment Guidelines Since addresses in the MALLOC block are chosen by elements of the MALLOC architecture, no IANA assignment policy is required. Note that while no additional IANA assignment is required, addresses in the MALLOC block are explicitly for assignment by MALLOC servers and MUST NOT be used for other purposes. 11. Source Specific Multicast Block (232/8) The Source Specific Multicast (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. 11.1. Assignment Guidelines Because the SSM model essentially makes the entire multicast address space local to the host, no IANA assignment policy is required. Note, however, that while no additional IANA assignment is required, addresses in the SSM block are explicitly for use by SSM and MUST NOT be used for other purposes. 12. GLOP Block (233/8) Addresses in the GLOP block are globally scoped statically assigned addresses. The assignment is made by mapping a domain's autonomous system number into the middle two octets of 233.X.Y.0/24. The mapping and assignment is defined in [RFC2770]. 12.1. Assignment Guidelines Because addresses in the GLOP block are algorithmically preassigned, no IANA assignment policy is required. Note that while no additional IANA assignment is required, addresses in the GLOP block are assigned for use as defined in RFC 2770 and MUST NOT be used for other purposes. 13. Administratively Scoped Address Block (239/8) Addresses in the Administratively Scoped Address block are for local use within a domain and are described in [RFC2365]. 13.1. Assignment Guidelines Since addresses in this block are local to a domain, no IANA assignment policy is required. 13.1.1. Relative Offsets The relative offsets [RFC2365] are used to ensure that a service can be located independent of the extent of the enclosing scope (see RFC 2770 for details). Since there are only 256 such offsets, the IANA should only assign a relative offset to a protocol that provides an infra-structure supporting service. Examples of such services include the Session Announcement Protocol [RFC2974]. Pursuant to section 4.4.2 of RFC 2780 [RFC2780], assignments of Relative Offsets follow an Expert Review, IESG Approval or Standards Action process. See [IANA] for the current set of assignments. 14. Annual Review Given the dynamic nature of IPv4 multicast and its associated infra- structure, and the previously undocumented IPv4 multicast address assignment guidelines, the IANA should conduct an annual review of currently assigned addresses. 14.1. Address Reclamation During the review described above, addresses that were mis-assigned should, where possible, be reclaimed or reassigned. The IANA should also review assignments in the AD-HOC, DIS Transient Groups, and ST Multicast Groups blocks and reclaim those addresses that are not in use on the global Internet (i.e, those applications which can use SSM, GLOP, or Administratively Scoped addressing, or are not globally routed). 15. Use of IANA Reserved Addresses Applications MUST NOT use addressing in the IANA reserved blocks. 16. Appeals Process ApplealsAppeals of this process are to be handled in accordance with Section 6.5 of RFC 2026 [RFC2026]. 17. Security Considerations The assignment guidelines described in this document do not alter the security properties of either the Any Source or Source Specific multicast service models. 18. Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank Joe St. Sauver, John Meylor, andRandy BushBush, and Thomas Narten for their constructive feedback and comments. 19. Author's Address: Zaid Albanna 1149 N. Mathilda Ave Sunnyvale, CA. 94089 email@example.com Kevin Almeroth UC Santa Barbara SataSanta Barbara, CA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org David Meyer Cisco Systems, Inc. 170 Tasman Drive San Jose, CA, 95134Sprint E|Solutions Email: email@example.com@sprint.net Michelle Schipper IANA Administrator Internet Assigned Numbers Authority 4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 firstname.lastname@example.org 20. References [IANA] http://www.iana.org/assignments/multicast-addresses [RFC1190] C. Topolcic, "Experimental Internet Stream Protocol, Version 2 (ST-II)", RFC 1190, October, 1990. [RFC2026] S. Bradner, "The Internet Standards Process -- Revision 3", RFC2026, October 1996. [RFC2030] Mills, D., Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) Version 4 for IPv4, IPv6 and OSI", D. Mills, October 1996. [RFC2119] S. Bradner, "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels", RFC 2119, March, 1997. [RFC2328] J. Moy,"OSPF Version 2", RFC 2328, April, 1998. [RFC2365] D. Meyer,"Administratively Scoped IP Multicast", RFC 2365, July, 1998. [RFC2434] Narten, T. and H. Alvestrand, "Guidelines for Writing an IANA Considerations Section in RFCs", BCP 26, RFC 2434, October 1998. [RFC2730] Hanna, S., Patel, B. and M. Shah, "Multicast Address Dynamic Client Allocation Protocol (MADCAP), December 1999. [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 [RFC2908] D. Thaler, M. Handley, D.Estrin, "Theh Internet Multicast Address Allocation Architecture", RFC 2908, September 2000. [RFC2974] M. Handley, C. Perkins, E. Whelan, "Session Announcement Protocol", RFC 2974, October 2000. 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