Vyatta Network OS Documentation

Learn how to install, configure and operate the Vyatta NOS, which helps drive our virtual networking & 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.