Well-Known Multicast Group Addresses (Chapter 3, RFC 2375)

RFC 2375 defines the initial assignment of IPv6 multicast addresses that are permanently assigned. Some assignments are made for fixed scopes; other assignments are valid in different scopes. Table B-5 lists them.

Table B-5. Well-known multicast addresses with fixed scope

Address

Description

(Interface-local) or Node-local scope

FF01:0:0:0:0:0:0:1

FF01:0:0:0:0:0:0:2

All-nodes address

All-routers address

Link-local scope

FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:1

FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:2

FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:3

FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:4

FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:5

FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:6

FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:7

FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:8

FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:9

FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:A

FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:B

FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:D

FF02:0:0:0:0:0:0:E

FF02:0:0:0:0:0:1:1

FF02:0:0:0:0:0:1:2

FF02:0:0:0:0:1:FFXX:XXXX

All-nodes address

All-routers address

Unassigned

DVMRP routers

OSPFIGP

OSPFIGP Designated Routers

ST routers

ST hosts

RIP routers

EIGRP routers

Mobile-agents

All PIM routers

RSVP-encapsulation

Link name

All DHCP agents

Solicited-node address

Site-local scope

FF05:0:0:0:0:0:0:2

FF05:0:0:0:0:0:1:3

FF05:0:0:0:0:0:1:4

FF05:0:0:0:0:0:1:1000 to FF05:0:0:0:0:01:13FF

All-routers address

All DHCP servers

All DHCP relays

Service location

Table B-6 lists the currently assigned multicast group addresses with variable scope. The addresses are noted beginning with FF0X, X being the placeholder for a variable scope value. An updated list can be found at http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv6-multicast-addresses ...

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