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.

TOPOLOGY:

Mcast_topo_with_1_router

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

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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.
https://networkingnotesblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/13/playing-with-multicast-part-2/

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.

TOPOLOGY:

MCast-topo-local

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