Chapter 12. Management Tools for Multicast Networks
This chapter provides an overview of the various tools available to monitor and troubleshoot multicast-enabled internets. Some of these tools run on the router itself, and some run on a separate host. Similar to unicast monitoring and troubleshooting tools, the multicast counterparts help to identify loss of connectivity and provide insight into the cause of that loss of connectivity.
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) provides a means to help manage networks. SNMP is essentially the only network management protocol in use today.
SNMP uses Management Information Bases (MIBs) to establish a consistent language between all SNMP-speaking devices. A MIB is written in human-readable ...