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
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 ...