Free Trial

Safari Books Online is a digital library providing on-demand subscription access to thousands of learning resources.

  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Part II: Internet Layer Protocols > Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)

Chapter 7. Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)

In this chapter: 
Introduction to IP Multicast and IGMP157
IGMP Message Structure163
IGMP in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista173
Summary176


Data transfer services typically use one-to-one delivery with unicast addressing and routing across an IP internetwork. However, one-to-many delivery with multicast addressing across an IP internetwork is a bandwidth-efficient way to deliver audio, video, and other types of content to multiple destinations. One-to-many delivery service requires hosts to inform local routers of their interest in receiving the traffic so that routers can forward the traffic to the subnets of the listening hosts. This chapter describes how IP multicast works and the role of the Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP).


  

You are currently reading a PREVIEW of this book.

                                                                                                                    

Get instant access to over $1 million worth of books and videos.

  

Start a Free 10-Day Trial


  
  • Safari Books Online
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint