|When:||Tuesday, 26 February 2013|
|Time:||14:00 - 17:30 (UTC +8)|
|Where:||Azalea (White & Pink)
|Presenters:||Greg Shepherd & Srinivasa Irigi (Cisco)|
This session is an overview of the fundamentals of IP Multicast, with some history and background on the development of IP Multicast. It covers the basics of IP Multicast components such as Layers 2 and 3 addressing, host-router signaling (IGMP v1-v3), distribution trees, and Reverse Path Forwarding. The session provides an overview of Protocol Independent Multicast-Sparse Mode (PIM-SM) and its various modes of operation. Bidirectional PIM, Source Specific Multicast, the concepts of several interdomain multicast protocols such as Multiprotocol Border Gateway Protocol (MBGP) and Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP), and Automatic Multicast Tunnels (AMT). Also included is a brief overview of IPv6 Multicast. This session is for network engineers in network environments who have no previous background in IP Multicast.