Re: [magma] A question on multicast states in non-querier

Indranil Bhattacharya <myselfindranil@gmail.com> Mon, 14 February 2011 07:58 UTC

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Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 13:28:23 +0530
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From: Indranil Bhattacharya <myselfindranil@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [magma] A question on multicast states in non-querier
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Hi Bharat,

              You are right. DR will use the database. It is necessary
because in LAN DR is seldom the querier. DR election is based on highest ip
address whereas querier election is based on lowest ip address.

Thanks,
Indranil

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 10:31 AM, Bharat Joshi <bharat_joshi@infosys.com>wrote;wrote:

> Hi All,
>
>      If there are two IGMP routers on a LAN, one of them gets elected as
> querier and another as non-querier.
>
>      The querier sends query and hosts on that LAN reply with the reports.
> Querier sees those report and create a database. Non-querier also sees those
> report and would create the same database.
>
>      Question is whether Multicast routing protocol running on
> non-querier's upstream interface should use this database to join/leave the
> multicast group or not?
>
>      IIRC, it is required because the DR for that LAN could be the
> non-querier router and if we do not join upstream, multicast data won't flow
> to this router. Is this a correct thinking?
>
> Regards,
> Bharat
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