Multicast in IP networks

The course gives an overview how to deploy and manage multicast in IP and Ethernet based networks. You will get insight into multicast technology which is the basis for many fast growing services like IPTV and Internet TV. The course presents different service models, addressing and routing protocols for broadcasting to multiple recipients. The practical part of the course includes configuration and testing of multicast mechanisms on network equipment.


  • Introduction to IP protocol and Ethernet technology
  • Multicast in IP networks
  • Classic service model
  • SSM service model
  • Multicast addressing
  • Protocols: IGMPv1, IGMPv2, IGMPv3
  • Multicast routing protocols: PIM-SM, PIM-DM, PIM-SSM
  • Multicast in Ethernet networks: addressing, IGMP snooping/proxy
  • Multicast parameter configuration on a router and an Ethernet switch

Target group

  • R&D specialists
  • Network designers & integrators
  • Network/system administrators & operators
  • Professional services & consultants


After completing the course you will:

  • be familiar with advanced features of IP and Ethernet technology
  • comprehend multicast service models
  • comprehend multicast addressing in IP and Ethernet
  • understand the operation of IGMP protocol and multicast routing protocols
  • comprehend operation principles of multicast in Ethernet
  • be competent to configure multicast on network equipment
Duration:1 day
Tutor:Janez Sterle, Luka Koršič
Location: Fakulteta za elektrotehniko
Tržaška 25
1000 Ljubljana
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