Confirming source-routed multicast is dead on the public Internet

John Kristoff jtk at depaul.edu
Wed Aug 1 15:36:07 UTC 2018


On Wed, 1 Aug 2018 02:43:10 +0000
"Mankamana Mishra (mankamis) via NANOG" <nanog at nanog.org> wrote:

> other than billing problem, is there any other reasons why multicast
> would not be viable for public internet ? 

Two other significant contributing factors stem from complexity and
security issues.

Here are some references I'm familiar with:

  <https://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog21/presentations/eubanks.ppt>
  <https://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog35/presentations/kristoff.pdf>
  <https://www.cymru.com/jtk/tmp/secure-junos-mcast.html>

The last link was briefly maintained on Team Cymru's production template
section, but it looks it is now gone and like this is the last copy of
it I had before it was published a few years ago.

John


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