Vyatta NOS documentation

Learn how to install, configure, and operate Vyatta Network Operating System (Vyatta NOS), which helps to drive our virtual networking and physical platforms portfolio.

Multicast routing protocols

The multicast routing protocols supported by the vRouter are IGMP, Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD), and Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM).

  • IGMP controls multicast communication between hosts and multicast routers on IPv4 networks, allowing hosts to manage membership of multicast groups. MLD performs this function on IPv6 networks.
  • PIM controls multicast communication between multicast routers, so that they can track packet distribution.