Chapter 16. Introduction to IP Multicasting

Blueprint topics covered in this chapter:

This chapter covers the following subtopics from the Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching written exam blueprint. Refer to the full blueprint in Table I-1 in the Introduction for more details on the topics covered in each chapter and their context within the blueprint.

  • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) v2

  • Group Addresses

IP multicast concepts and protocols are an important part of the CCIE Routing and Switching written exam. Demand for IP multicast applications has increased dramatically over the last several years. Almost all major campus networks today use some form of multicasting. This chapter covers why multicasting is needed, the fundamentals of multicast ...

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