IPTV providers in IN/Chicago

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Wed Apr 29 06:59:13 UTC 2015

On 28/Apr/15 23:34, Brandon Martin wrote:
> My routers will do SSM on IPv4 and IPv6, and they will also do SSM
> mapping, but I do need to check on the access pieces which prefer to
> be the customer's L3 termination (they CAN hand off L2 to another
> router, but my preferred routers are not designed for bulk BRAS use). 
> The access gear is somewhat in the "price point" realm and, while
> surprisingly capable, is not particularly well documented.  This was
> definitely on my checklist before committing to any multicast
> solution, especially IPv6-based, but I would like to hear your
> thoughts if you don't mind (via unicast or multicast as you deem
> appropriate).  I've not done a ton of IPv4 multicast and basically no
> IPv6 multicast in the past.  Many vendors are unfortunately just
> starting to catch up with mainstream IPv6 support in many cases...only
> took a decade (a frequent lament on here, I know), and multicast is
> still lagging in that department in many cases.

You can have multiple BRAS topologies running at the same time.

You can terminate Internet access on one BRAS and IPTv on another.

This lends itself well to centralized BRAS topologies, although it can
also work in distributed models too.

Depends on how much hardware you have.


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