Chapter 11. Deploying Multicast in the Multilayer Switched Network

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This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Multicast and Its Functionality in the Multilayer Switched Network

  • The Functionality of Important Multicast Layer 3 Protocols—For Example, PIM and IGMP

  • Cisco Hardware-Switching Methods for Multicast

  • Constraining Multicasts at Layer 2 Using CGMP or IGMP Snooping

  • IP Multicast in Multilayer Switched Networks

  • Configuring and Monitoring IP Multicast Routing in Multilayer Switched Networks

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Most campus networks today support intranet applications that operate between one sender and one receiver, referred to as unicast. In the emerging campus network, there is a demand for Internet, intranet, and multimedia ...

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