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Re: Multicast and Digex?

  • From: Steve Hultquist
  • Date: Thu Feb 12 14:36:24 1998

--On Thursday, February 12, 1998, 1:28 PM -0500 "Eric Germann"
<[email protected]> wrote: 

> Anyone from Digex here?  Send me a note to discuss multicast routing. 
> Private Network Services client said "Huh?" when asked about setting me up
> for multicast.

I asked this of them during the most recent meeting and received this in

> Steve,
> Mbone is not supported robustly enough by the versions of Cisco IOS that
> DIGEX runs on our core routers.  We run standard unicast packages, and
> multicast support is not in demand enough to see stable releases.
> Additionally, bandwidth problems with current multicast routing structures
> are high enough to warrant additional waiting before we implement this
> service across our backbone after software stability has been achieved.
> Let us know if you have any questions.
> Richard White, Shift Mgr. 
> Business Connectivity Technical Support
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