On Wed 27 Feb 02, 09:14:20 +0000, kevin lyda wrote:
> no, i want multicast to work among computers on two distinct network
> with a few routers between them. older docs talked about mrouted,
> but i've heard i want pim instead (thanks jakma).
The right way to do it would be to have the routers all configured for
PIM Sparse Mode and just have the hosts at each end running IGMP. If
you control the last hop routers (but nothing in between), you could
set up a tunnel between them and run PIM-SM over this link. If you
have no control over any router then you can get a host on each
network to act as a router and put a tunnel between the hosts.
mrouted implements DVMRP and will both tunnel and route, but it's a
dense mode protocol so will flood and prune. Much better would be a
tunnel between the hosts running PIM-SM. But this could be tricky.
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