• Author : sean

 
 

Mixed ASM and SSM Multicast Client Behaviour

Multicast deployments can be difficult to operate and understand as an environment grows or clients with varying capabilities exist. One example of this is when both Any Source Multicast (ASM) and Specific Source Multicast (SSM) clients are connected to the same device in the same broadcast domain. In such a scenario, it is common that whilst the ASM client will receive all sources, the SSM client will want to receive a specific source. To illustrate this, consider the topology below:     Two sources exist, 101.0.0.1 and 101.0.0.2. Client1 is using IGMPv2 and is therefore only able to request the...
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