Chapter 1

Interdomain Routing and Internet Multicast

This chapter explains the fundamental requirements for interdomain multicast and the three pillars of interdomain design: the control plane for source identification, the control plane for receiver identification, and the downstream control plane.

Introduction to Interdomain Multicast

Applications may require support for multicasting over large and diverse networks, such as the Internet. It is possible that a sender may exist on one side of a diverse network, far away from potential receivers. Multicast receivers could exist on any network, including networks that are altogether foreign to the sender’s network, being under completely different administrative control with different policies ...

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