[Xorp-hackers] PIM auto-RP sparse-dense-mode?
Stephen C. Pope
Stephen.Pope at ubs.com
Tue Oct 9 14:10:10 PDT 2007
> The auto-RP mechanism for dynamic distribution of the group-to-RP
> mapping is a legacy protocol that was developed for PIM-SMv1.
> Well, I understand that this switch might not be possible for
> various reasons (e.g., out of your control, etc).
I understand the history, and I understand that I shouldn't be using it.
But it is out of my control ;-).
I had noted that I couldn't seem to find any documentation on the
protocol which would mean some reverse engineering was in order.
> In that case, a possible work-around would be to use Static RP
> configuration with XORP.
I was contemplating this very thing...
> I would be very much interested to know the solution you choose
> (incl. the reasons for the particular choice), and how well it
> worked (or didn't work). Your experience will be very valuable for other folks that might be
> in similar situation.
Will do. It may be: use static joins on the other end for now, and buy a
new router for the future :-(.
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