Bi-Directional Shared Trees in PIM-SM

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Authors Deborah Estrin  , Dino Farinacci 
Last updated 1999-06-18
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This proposal extends the PIM-SM [1] mechanism for multicast datagram forwarding. PIM-SM constructs and maintains uni-directional shared trees and uni-directional source trees. We describe how we can extend the elements of operation of sparse-mode PIM to support bi- directional shared trees.


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