Multicast traffic % in enterprise network ?

Arie Vayner arievayner at
Wed Aug 8 21:28:26 UTC 2018

Multicast is heavily used for applications such as stock trading and
industrial networks. So it really depends...

On Thu, Aug 9, 2018, 00:23 Justin M. Streiner <streinerj at> wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Aug 2018, Mankamana Mishra (mankamis) via NANOG wrote:
> >  *   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.
> The amount of multicast traffic on an enterprise network will depend
> greatly on how multicast is being used, and to some extent, the type of
> business the enterprise is in.
> An enterprise that uses multicast primarily for IPTV distribution might
> have different business and technology drivers than, say, a hospital
> or healthcare organization that has patient monitors that use multicast
> to communicate back to a central monitoring station.  The percentage of
> multicast traffic in those two scenarios might be vastly different, but
> no less important to their respective organizations.
> Thank you
> jms

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