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Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)

Networking software Layer 3 IGMP/MLD

DC-IGMP/MLD is a portable source code implementation of the Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) protocol designed explicitly to support the scalability, availability and functional requirements of OEMs building devices for next generation networks. It also supports the Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) protocol, the IPv6 variant of IGMP.

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What is Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) / Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD)?

Networking software Layer 3 IGMP/MLD

Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) and Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) are the Multicast Group Membership Discovery (MGMD) protocols. They are essentially the same protocol, with IGMP used for IPv4 multicast groups and MLD used for IPv6 multicast groups. These protocols are used between end systems (often desktops) and the multicast router to request data for a given multicast group.There have been three versions of IGMP, and two versions of MLD. IGMPv2 is equivalent in function to MLDv1 and IGMPv3 is equivalent to MLDv2. All versions of IGMP/MLD are widely deployed. For example, an IGMP/MLD host implementation is included in some operating systems, and the following table shows the level of support for IGMP in Microsoft Windows hosts.

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DC-IP Routing Multicast datasheet

Datasheets Networking software Layer 3 IP Routing IGMP/MLD

Metaswitch's DC-PIM and DC-IGMP/MLD products are architected from the ground up to address the scale and reliability required by today's internet routers. Complementary products and development toolkits provide a complete solution that dramatically reduces project costs and time-to-market for communications equipment vendors.

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