Multicast traffic % in enterprise network ?

Stan Barber sob at
Wed Aug 8 20:31:36 UTC 2018

As someone else remarked, part of this will depend on the type of network
you are profiling. One enterprise networking may have critical internal
applications that depend on multicast to work and others may have nothing
but the basic requirements of the network itself (e.g. IPv6 uses multicast
instead of broadcast for some network control information distribution).

On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 11:49 AM, Mankamana Mishra (mankamis) via NANOG <
nanog at> wrote:

> Hi Every one,
> Recently we had good discussion over multicast uses in public internet.
> From discussion, it was pointed out uses of multicast is more with in
> enterprise.  Wanted to understand how much % multicast traffic present in
> network
>   *   If there is any data which can provide what % of traffic is
> multicast traffic. And if multicast is removed, how much unicast traffic it
> would add up?
>   *   Since this forum has people from deployment area, I would love to
> know if there is real deployment problems or its pain to deploy multicast.
> These questions is to work / discussion in IETF to see what is pain points
> for multicast, and how can we simplify it.
> Thanks
> Mankamana

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