Chapter 8. Multicasts

Terms you'll need to understand:

  • Unicast, broadcast, and multicast

  • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)

  • Source-based and shared distribution trees

  • Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) routing protocol

  • IGMP snooping

  • Cisco Group Management Protocol (CGMP)

Techniques you'll need to master:

  • Using multicast addresses

  • Knowing the similarities and differences between IGMPv1, v2, and v3

  • Knowing the differences between PIM sparse and dense modes

  • Configuring and verifying PIM

The bulk of communications in campus networks today involve unicast traffic. Because of the deployment of video applications in a campus network, as well as broader use of multicast applications on the Internet, bandwidth on campus networks is becoming saturated. ...

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