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RE: Multicast Traffic on Backbones

  • From: Deepak Jain
  • Date: Sat Jun 09 22:43:09 2001

I think I should have been more clear.

When multicast enabling a network, am I wrong in assuming that the routers
will only multicast to their direct, end-user connections and peers (like an
access router will only offer streams to its direct connections)? I am
trying to figure out what advantages multicast-enabling a backbone has when
the majority of customers are not multicast-peers of their upstream routers.


Deepak Jain

-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of
Jared Mauch
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2001 10:33 PM
To: Joel Jaeggli
Cc: Deepak Jain; Nanog@Merit. Edu
Subject: Re: Multicast Traffic on Backbones

	(almost) any verio customer can receive multicast.  It is
available upon request.  Let me know if you are a verio customer and
require assistance getting multicast.

	- Jared

On Sat, Jun 09, 2001 at 07:09:01PM -0700, Joel Jaeggli wrote:
> verio and l3 are both multicast enabled... I don't know the extent to
> which it's available as a customer...
> joelja
> On Sat, 9 Jun 2001, Deepak Jain wrote:
> >
> >
> > 	Don't know why I came across this, but I found a document on
> > site that says their entire backbone is multicast enabled, and they also
> > peer with the MBONE for multicast traffic. They charge no fee for
> > customers to be multicast-enabled.
> >
> > 	Are any other major networks doing this? Or have I been living under a
> > and _everyone_ is doing this now?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Deepak Jain
> > AiNET
> >
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