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Interdomain Multicast Routing: Practical Juniper Networks and Cisco Systems Solutions: Practical Juniper Networks and Cisco Systems Solutions [Paperback]

by Brian M. Edwards, Leonard A. Giuliano, Brian R. Wright
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May 4, 2002 0201746123 978-0201746129 1
IP multicast is rapidly coming of age: its principles are solid, its protocols are being finalized, and it is increasingly being implemented in real-world ISP and enterprise networks. Now, a team of Juniper Networks IP multicast experts have written the most authoritative and up-to-date guide to IP multicast implementation. This book covers everything network professionals must know about IP multicast protocols, applications, network design and integration, deployment, configuration, and management. The authors, who support many of the world's largest networks, also offer never-before-published solutions to the key challenges and pitfalls encountered by early implementers. They review the goals and fundamental principles, then introduce all new IP multicast protocols, including DVMRP, PIM-DM, PIM-SM, MSDP, multiprotocol extensions to BGP; SSM, M-ISIS, and more. Next, they demonstrate the configuration of Internet -based multicasting on both Juniper and Cisco routers; and present a detailed case study. For network engineers and designers; network backbone engineers; technical leaders at ISPs and large enterprise networks; and network professionals connecting to backbones that support IP multicast.

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Increasing numbers of ISPs have begun implementing multicast infrastructure. Soon the Internet will provide multicast connectivity between any two points on the Internet the way it provides for unicast traffic today. Long-evolving protocols are reaching maturity, and enterprise networks and ISPs around the world are ramping up their multicast infrastructure. Now, more than ever, network engineers must be ready to deal with new applications that capitalize on the simultaneous, efficient delivery of data and imagery to multiple recipients.

Interdomain Multicast Routing is the key to unlocking the complexities of this growing technology. Starting with a summary of the technology and its relevant protocols, this book shows readers the big picture before revealing a detailed analysis of important protocols and the way they work with one another. Throughout, the authors focus on both Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks technology--the two leading vendors of routers and routing technology. Real-life examples are used to clearly illustrate key concepts. Specific topics covered in Interdomain Multicast Routing include:

  • Background and in-depth analyses of multicast routing using PIM-SM and MSDP
  • Comparison of Any-Source and Source-Specific multicast delivery models
  • Explanation of how MBGP and M-ISIS can be used side by side to build a dedicated multicast environment
  • A detailed breakdown of the differences between IGMP versions 1, 2, and 3
  • A step-by-step guide to understanding the MSDP RPF-peer selection rules
  • Lists of packet formats for IGMP, PIM, and MSDP
  • A complete glossary that clarifies important terms and acronyms and provides their definitions

Practical and thorough in coverage, Interdomain Multicast Routing is an important addition to any network engineer's bookshelf.


About the Author

Brian M. Edwards is a customer support engineer for accounts in Juniper Networks' Technical Assistance Center, where he troubleshoots problems affecting the largest ISP networks. He holds the highest level of both Juniper Networks and Cisco Systems certifications (CCIE #6187 and JNCIE #9), and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida.

Leonard A. Giuliano is a systems engineer for Juniper Networks, supporting large ISPs in the architecture, design, and operation of backbone networks. Leonard specializes in IP multicast, IP core routing, and traffic engineering. He previously worked as a multicast architect for SprintLink, the world's first native multicast-enabled Internet backbone. Leonard is coauthor of multiple published documents on multicast networking, including the IETF's Source-Specific Multicast (SSM) Framework specification. He is also a member of the IETF's MSDP Design Team. He earned his B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University.

Brian R. Wright is a technical writer specializing in message-based computer operating systems and large financial transaction-processing applications. His clients include EDS, Exxon-Mobil, National Bank of Detroit, and MasterCard International. He is a member of the S.E. Michigan Society for Technical Communication and acquired his B.S.M.E. at Wayne State University.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (May 4, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201746123
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201746129
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #352,713 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book ... May 30, 2002
By A Customer
The first half is multicast theory and descriptions of how the protocols work and is vendor agnostic. The authors pull no punches when it comes to how it actually works in the real world, which I like.
Next is a section on how to configure the protocols on a Juniper Networks router. It's followed by a similar section on how to configure a Cisco router. The two chapters show how to configure similar features on the vendors' equipment. There is no performance testing nor discussion about capabilities of specific revisions of code, which I also like. Any attempt to do that would make the book quickly become outdated. I believe these types of issues are best discovered in a lab, not in a book.
All of this is followed by a detailed service provider implementation case study. I liked this part the best. It includes configuration for both vendors' routers.
Finally, there are some good detailed appendices.
Certainly you can pick up some good information in the configuration examples that may be useful outside of multicasting. On the other hand, the book itself is entirely focused on multicast traffic and protocols. I read it for fun which should give you an idea of how interesting I am to talk with at parties.
Hope that helps. I highly recommend it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! October 28, 2002
By Mario
I have never understood multicast prior to reading this book. Yeah, the concept of it is easy but when it came to knowing how it worked and knowing the difference between Sparse and Dense mode, etc, I was lost. Well, after reading this book I can now answer those questions and many more. This book has open my eyes and inspired me to want to learn more about it. It is so easy to follow and understand and all topics are well covered and explained. It's a keeper.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The new de facto standard for multicast June 30, 2002
By A Customer
The authors writing style is very detailed and thorough. This has all relevant information to get somebody started in the world of multicast. After finishing this book you can jump straight into the rfcs/drafts and be able to read them like a childrens book. I love the fact that they omit talking in depth about DVMRP/CBT/MOSPF, since those protocols serve no relevance in todays modern networks. It is a much more coherent read then "Developing IP Multicast Networks" by Beau Williamson. The authors begin by giving you an overview of multicast technology, including IGMP, PIM-SM, MSDP, and how they work together to create the state required to deliver multicast traffic from a source to reciever. They then go more detailed into each protocol to give you a more detailed understanding about the protocols behavior. This is what "Developing IP Multicast Networks" shouldve done to make it a better multicast book. I also like the packet decodes at the end, turns the book into a great reference. Definite 5 stars.
Note: If you are a network admin thinking about deploying IP multicast, PLEASE, buy this book and pay close attention to the SSM service model as described by the book. After reading the book you should have the knowledge to deploy and troubleshoot SSM. The next-gen 'killer-apps' all depend on pervasive multicast throughout the internet. Do your part.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best book about Multicast December 27, 2013
After reading this book you can understand how it works because in the beginning you read theory and after that you configure cisco routers and juniper routers. You can use this book like cookbook.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing <3 February 23, 2012
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Gave me a firm grasp and understanding of basic multicasting up to and including multicast routing across multiple ASes and domains.
Best Multicast book I've read so far. I'd recommend this book to all my family and friends! Er... SP friends at least. =)
If you're working on a multicast network, buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book April 18, 2010
This is a great book for really understanding how multicast works. It presents the technology from a vendor neutral perspective as well as its specific implementation in Cisco or Juniper networks.
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