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IP Multicast, Volume II: Advanced Multicast Concepts and Large-Scale Multicast Design, First Edition by Arvind Durai, Ray Blair, Josh Loveless

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Chapter 5

Multicast Design Solutions

The previous chapters of this book discuss some rather advanced types of multicast networks. Typically, as the requirements of a network grow in complexity, so do the number and type of protocols needed to meet those requirements. The chapters so far in this book and IP Multicast, Volume 1 have provided the tools needed to meet most of these requirements. However, there are some additional elements to consider when designing complex multicast networks.

Items to cogitate include desired replication points, multitenancy and virtualization properties, and scalability of the multicast overlay in relation to the unicast network. In addition, every network architect must be concerned with the redundancy, reliability, ...

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