Chapter 17. IP Multicast Routing

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.

  • IGMPv2

  • Group Addresses

  • Shared Trees

  • Source Trees

  • Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) Mechanics

  • PIM Sparse Mode

  • Auto-RP

  • Anycast RP

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 ...

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