[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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