Playing with Multicast – Part 2.

The part 1 of multicast was simply doing the streaming within a local area network. This time, I will put my multicast lab to a level higher and put a router between the sender and receiver.

The test bed for this time will involve a simple routings. Please refer to the topology below.

To keep the multicast lab simple, it will be running on Sparse mode and using static RP instead of dynamic.



1x Ubuntus as sender
1x Windows XP as receiver.
1x Junos router Continue reading


Playing with Multicast part 1.

It really has been a long time since my previous post. I have recently received a project that deal with multicast, a old technology that is really new to me.

I have been googling around for resources and references, and there are indeed a lot of results that mostly focus on theory. Therefore, I decided to contribute some of my hands on experiences for anyone who is building a similar lab as I do.

My lab builds from simple to complex (the difficulty is really based on my own experience only.) It starts from a playing multicast at a local area network and up to a MPLS VPN network.

Part 1 of the multicast post starts with 1x receiver and 1x sender in a local area network.

Part 2 of the multicast post is describes the lab with a router and one for each sender and receiver.

Part 3 of the multicast post is describes the lab with 3 routers and one for each sender and receiver.
(still organizing the information)

Part 4 of the multicast post is putting the lab from part 2 onto a MPLS VPN platform.
(still organizing the information)

Long story short, I will go straight to the part one deployment. The lab is simple; There is only 1 sender and 1 receiver within the same broadcast domain.



The Sender is an Ubuntu 14.04 32bit with updated components as of 2015 Dec,02. The receiver is a Win XP 32bit machine. Both of them are equipped with 512Mb of ram and 20G of hdd. Both machines are installed with VLC as for sending and receiving. There is a Junos device as their gateway, but it can be ignored for this lab since it does not have any PIM nor IGMP configured. Continue reading