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Deploying Next Generation Multicast-enabled Applications by Srinivas Mulugu, Vinod Joseph

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Chapter 1. Overview of IP Multicast
In this section we go through the building blocks or basics of IP Multicast. This chapter serves as a refresher course for those already versed in IP multicast. It covers topics like IGMP, Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM), and Multicast Admission Control Mechanisms.

1.1. Introduction

Welcome to the world of IP Multicast and more important Multicast-based Virtual Private Networks (MVPNs). The objective of this book is to provide detailed information about existing Multicast and MVPN standards—the most recent are referred to as next-generation Multicast-based standards, Multicast Applications, and case studies with detailed configurations. Whenever a given topic of an advanced nature is discussed, ...

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