Confirming source-routed multicast is dead on the public Internet

Bill Woodcock woody at
Tue Jul 31 21:50:05 UTC 2018

> On Jul 31, 2018, at 2:28 PM, Sean Donelan <sean at> wrote:
> Its tough to prove a negative. I'm extremely confident the answer is yes, public internet multicast is not viable.

From a technical perspective, yeah, that’s right, but as you say, tough to prove a negative.  If you want to give them a “why” it doesn’t work, Zhi-Li Zhang and I wrote that up fifteen years ago, when it became evident that it wasn’t going to happen.

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