Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM), Dense Mode Protocol Specification

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (idmr WG)
Authors Deborah Estrin  , Van Jacobson  , Dino Farinacci  , Steve Deering
Last updated 1994-03-22
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This specification defines a multicast routing algorithm for multicast groups that are densely distributed across an internet. The protocol is unicast routing protocol independent. It is based on the PIM sparse-mode and employs the same packet formats. This protocol is called dense-mode PIM. The design is based largely on foundational work by Deering.


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