Vyatta Network OS Documentation

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protocols pim6 rp-address <rp-addr>

Specifies a static rendezvous point (RP) address for multicast groups.

set protocols pim6 rp-address rp-addr [ list acl6 | override ]
delete protocols pim6 rp-address rp-addr [ list | override ]
show protocols pim6 rp-address rp-addr [ list | override ]
rp-addr
The unicast IPv6 address of the RP set.
acl6
An IPv6 access list name. An access control list is a type of routing policy; see Ciena Vyatta Network OS Routing Policies Configuration Guide for information on creating them.
override
Specifies that static RP addresses take precedence over dynamically learned RP addresses.

Configuration mode


protocols {
    pim6 {
        rp-address rp-addr {
            list acl6
            override
        }
    }
}

The PIM implementation supports multiple statically configured rendezvous points (RPs). It also supports the use of both statically configured RPs and those selected through the bootstrap router (BSR) mechanism simultaneously. Note the following:

  • If multiple static RP addresses are available for a group range, then the one with the highest IP address is chosen.
  • RP addresses configured for a multicast group through the BSR mechanism take precedence over those configured statically unless the override keyword is used. In those cases, a statically configured RP address takes precedence.
  • Configuring multiple static RPs with the same RP address is not allowed.
  • One static RP address can be configured for multiple group ranges by using access lists. The static RP address can either be configured for the whole multicast group range (that is, FF00::/8) or for specific group ranges if an access list is specified. When an access list is specified, the static RP address is configured for all the group ranges represented by Permit filters in the access list.
  • Only Permit filters in access lists are considered as valid group ranges. The default Permit filter ::/0 is converted to the default multicast filter FF00::/8.
  • After configuration, the RP address is inserted into a static RP group tree based on the configured group ranges. For each group range, multiple static RPs are maintained in a list. This list is sorted in descending order of IP addresses. When selecting static RPs for a group range, the first element of the list (the statically configured RP with the highest IP address) is selected.
  • When an RP address is deleted, the static RP is removed from all the existing group ranges and RPs are recomputed for existing Tree Information Base (TIB) states if required.

Use the set form of this command to specify a static RP address for multicast groups.

Use the delete form of this command to remove the configuration of static RP addresses.

Use the show form of this command to display the configuration of static RP addresses.