8.1. What Is Multicast?

Let's start with what multicast really is, before I get to the pros and cons of using it. You will learn about the different transmission types that can be used on a network, and the benefits and drawbacks of each. I also have to discuss the addressing ranges for multicast use. The class D range of IP addresses is split into different ranges of specific use. The discussion must also include the Layer 2 addressing for multicast. It is important you know how MAC addresses are determined from the IP address and what the outcome of that translation will be.

8.1.1. Transmission Types

Let's examine the different ways that data can be sent on a network. Each type has its own effects on the network, which can include bandwidth ...

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