1. Multicast Routing on the Internet

  1. Abderrahim Benslimane
  1. Jean-Jacques Pansiot

Published Online: 5 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470612040.ch1

Multimedia Multicast on the Internet

Multimedia Multicast on the Internet

How to Cite

Pansiot, J.-J. (2007) Multicast Routing on the Internet, in Multimedia Multicast on the Internet (ed A. Benslimane), ISTE, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470612040.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781905209422

Online ISBN: 9780470612040



  • multicast routing;
  • selective broadcasting;
  • particular recipient;
  • certain situations;
  • considering packet senders


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and definitions

  • Multicast addressing

  • Structure of a multicast router

  • Relationship with the other protocol layers

  • Belonging to groups: IGMP

  • Routing in flood-and-prune mode and the RPF

  • Link-state routing and MOSPF

  • Routing with explicit construction: PIM-SM and CBT

  • Inter-domain multicast routing

  • Model of multicasting with a single source: SSM

  • Multicasting and IPv6

  • Other multicast routing proposals

  • Comparison of various protocols

  • Alternatives to multicast routing

  • Conclusion

  • Bibliography

  • Glossary of acronyms