Talk:Protocol Independent Multicast

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Should multicast link to IP Multicast in this case, too? Guess so. --SymlynX

PIM does not include its own topology discovery mechanism, but instead uses routing information supplied by other traditional routing protocols such as Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). the traditionnal routing protocols are mainly OSPF or RIP in intradomain and MBGP with MSDP in interdomain.... My english is too bad to modify directly this page. FidelCastor (dynamic IP) (talk) 22:43, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

 Done Added references to most of these protocols Surrealvortex (talk) 18:51, 17 March 2012 (UTC)Surrealvortex


In connection with the suggestion that this page and PIM-SM should be merged; I would say NO. As the article says, PIM-SM is the most popular form, but there are four kinds of PIM, and merging all four into one article would be a big task and lead to an article which was probably too long to be easily digested and not that helpful to readers (please move this comment if it is in the wrong place). Ja malcolm (talk) 08:54, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

I Support the proposed merges. None of the articles involved are very long at all. Doesn't look to me like the resultant article would be WP:TOOLONG. If it does get too long in the future, it can always be split again. It is generally good to have fewer articles early in the development of a topic. --Kvng (talk) 04:25, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
 Done --Kvng (talk) 22:04, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Cut-and-paste issues[edit]

Part of this page is obviously cut-and-pasted from somewhere (<>?) as it refers to "routers E and F in the above picture" when there is no picture on the page.

Eric the Lemming (talk) 09:12, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Who the hell is this Kvng douchebag?! He copy-pasted everything about PIM-DM from He didn't even bother to give them credit ffs. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:41, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

The material came from PIM Sparse Mode or Dense multicast. This douchbag apologizes for not reviewing it carefully when I performed the merge. Thanks to Surrealvortex (talk · contribs) for cleaning it up. --Kvng (talk) 17:34, 19 March 2012 (UTC)