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.
Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) Mechanics
PIM Sparse Mode
In Chapter 16, “Introduction to IP Multicasting,” you learned how a multicast router communicates with hosts and then decides whether to forward or stop the multicast traffic on a subnet. But how does a multicast router receive the group traffic? How is the multicast traffic forwarded from ...