Multicast traffic % in enterprise network ?

Jethro R Binks jethro.binks at strath.ac.uk
Fri Aug 10 07:44:55 UTC 2018


In terms of other Internet use, the BBC recently published this white 
paper on the R&D efforts with HTTP Server Push/QUIC, part of which 
describes an "experimental IP multicast profile of HTTP over QUIC".

  https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/publications/whitepaper336

Jethro.


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Information Services Directorate, University Of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

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On Thu, 9 Aug 2018, Curtis, Bruce wrote:

> Multicast was also required for earlier versions of VXLAN.  But later versions or VXLAN only require unicast.
> 
> For the far future it seems like Named Data Neworking, Content Centric Networking, Information Centric Networking, Data Centric Networking etc all list multicast as a requirement or fundamental part of their architecture.
> 
> > On Aug 8, 2018, at 4:15 PM, Greg Shepherd <gjshep at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > Financial exchanges around the world use multicast.
> > 
> > On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 1:31 PM, Stan Barber <sob at academ.com> wrote:
> > 
> >> 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 nanog.org> 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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> Bruce Curtis                         bruce.curtis at ndsu.edu
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