Chapter 15. Firewalls and IP Multicast
This chapter covers the following topics:
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Multicasting is concerned with sending data from a source unicast address to a selected set of receivers identified by a Group Address. To accomplish that, there should be processes to deal with tasks like group creation, signaling the interest of hosts in participating of a certain group, and routing multicast packets from the transmitting source toward the network nodes that have connected receivers ...