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

Types of multicast

In IP networks, multicast information is propagated through the use of distribution trees created by the multicast routers. Routers create source trees that provide the shortest path to each destination; these trees are called shortest path trees (SPTs). The source of the multicast message is always the root of an SPT.

Multicast depends on which of two models of multicast is in effect: