RE: [ssm] Dual homed multicast src and SSM

"Field, Brian" <> Wed, 13 October 2004 19:14 UTC

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Subject: RE: [ssm] Dual homed multicast src and SSM
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 12:55:17 -0600
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Sorry for the confusion.

By dual homed I mean a device which originates m-cast content and which is
connected to two routers.  All devices are in the same ASN.  In an SSM
environment, the S in the 
(S,G) would be an IP associated with this device.

So think of a unix box with two GEs connected to two different routers and
srcing traffic to an SSM channel.  

Since the device has two GEs, I'd like the unix box to be able to continue
to src content to (S,G) even when one of the GE Links fails (or we do maint
on one of the routers, etc.).  Think this means then that the S can't be
associated with a GE physical link IP but more like a loopback like IP
associated with the unix box.  So the question becomes, how do the directly
connected routers Construct the right state on their GE interfaces to accept
the Traffic being src'd by unix box.   

For this to work, does my unix box need to run PIM-SSM?  Or do I need to run
HSRP to 
have the unix box appear to be an interface on both routers?  Or ... ?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Beau Williamson [] 
> Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 12:21 PM
> To: Field, Brian;
> Subject: Re: [ssm] Dual homed multicast src and SSM
> Brian,
> There is nothing specific to SSM that would prevent the trees 
> from being setup between one AS and another.  The fact that 
> the source domain is dual-homed only means that there are two 
> paths form where Joins can arrive (from other domains).  This 
> is of course controlled with normal BGP metrics and is no 
> different from hosts in other AS's wishing to "send" unicast 
> traffic to the source host.
> Beau
> At 10/12/2004 06:19 PM, Field, Brian wrote:
> >Consider a network operating in SSM and a dual homed multicast src
> >device.  Is there a standard way to setup the forwarding between the
> >routers and the src device to get the SSM trees built 
> properly?  Seems
> >as if the device needs to eiter participate in routing and 
> announce the
> >src IP or run something like HSRP.  Issues with these approaches?
> >Other options?
> >
> >Thanks
> >Brian
> >
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