As discussed on previous blog multicast is a technology which enables one to many or many to many connectivity. Though, unlike with unicast connectivity, the destination (multicast) IP address represents a group of hosts which show interest in multicast traffic. How could you then get a communication path end-to-end, if you dont’ know which are the hosts and… Continue reading

This blog is thought to set the foundations for Multicast concepts which apply to IPv4. More details for relevant sections will be provided in future blogs. What is Multicast? Multicast is replicating a single stream of data, from one (or more) source(s) to multiple destinations. Multicast is similar to Broadcast; however there are important differences that… Continue reading

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I was reviewing some Multicast notes the other day and I thought it would be a good idea to put Multicast vs.Unicast concepts, side by side – having a solid knowledge on Unicast routing, would hopefully allow me (and you) to better understand and memorize some of the multicast related building blocks. Also, since broadcasts… Continue reading