MPing: A Ping Utility for IP Multicast

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Authors Kamil Sarac  , Kevin Almeroth 
Last updated 2004-01-27
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This document describes a mechanism for discovering multicast reachability between end systems within/between multicast enabled networks. It uses request/response messages to verify multicast reachability between the local site and a remote site. With this utility, multicast users can test if they can successfully join a multicast group of a remote source and receiver its data.


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