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Network Access and Layer 2 Multicast

Chapter Description

In this chapter from IP Multicast, Volume I: Cisco IP Multicast Networking, authors Josh Loveless, Ray Blair, and Arvind Durai take an in-depth look at IP multicast messages at Layer 2 and how they are transported in a Layer 2 domain. This chapter covers the basic elements of multicast functionality in Layer 2 domains as well as design considerations for multicast deployments.

References

  • Request for Comment (RFC) 1054: Host Extensions for IP Multicasting

  • RFC 1112: Internet Group Management Protocol, Version 1

  • RFC 2236: Internet Group Management Protocol, Version 2

  • RFC 3376: Internet Group Management Protocol, Version 3

  • RFC 4604: Internet Group Management Protocol, Version 3 and Multicast Listener Discovery Protocol Version 2 (MLDv2) for Source-Specific Multicast

  • RFC 2362: Protocol Independent Multicast-Sparse Mode (PIM-SM)

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