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IPv4 Multicast cheat sheet

By stretch | Monday, June 9, 2008 at 9:32 a.m. UTC

I've just posted my latest cheat sheet, on IPv4 multicast. As always, please let me know if you spot an error.

I had originally titled this sheet simply "Multicast," but I think we're at (or past) the point where IPv4 and IPv6 should be considered on level ground. For my entire career, there's always been a sense of IP and "new" IP that you'll use some day. But IPv6 has grown far enough into the mainstream that a bilateral distinction is deserved; "IP" can no longer be assumed to reference the legacy protocol alone.

And speaking of IPv6, it will likely be my next topic for a cheat sheet, so keep an eye out.

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Mike A.
June 9, 2008 at 12:45 p.m. UTC

Another great cheat sheet! Thanks for sharing.

Kevin Gillick
June 9, 2008 at 2:19 p.m. UTC

This should be a great asset to help people understand multicasting!

June 9, 2008 at 6:39 p.m. UTC

Thanks a lot for that new cheat. Very good job.


Rodrigo Farias
June 10, 2008 at 12:50 p.m. UTC

As always yours sheet are absolutely perfect!


Todd Woods
June 11, 2008 at 12:15 a.m. UTC

Soooooo awesome.! Every single one of your cheat sheets is amazing.!

June 13, 2008 at 1:04 p.m. UTC

PIM-SM and PIM-DM details should be added SM being a shared based tree (*,g), DM being a source base tree (s,g)... I think I got that right.

May 3, 2011 at 8:12 a.m. UTC

Really this is awesome ,

Thank you very much for this sheet. :)

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