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PIM-SM Multicast Routing Security Issues and Enhancements

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Authors Pekka Savola , Pekka Savola , Rami Lehtonen , David Meyer
Last updated 2004-01-23
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This memo describes security threats for the larger (intra-domain, or inter-domain) multicast routing infrastructures. Only Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-SM) is analyzed, in its three main operational modes: the traditional Any Source Multicast (ASM) model, Source-Specific Multicast (SSM) model, and the ASM model enhanced by the Embedded RP group-to-RP mapping mechanism. This memo also describes enhancements to the protocol operations to mitigate these threats.


Pekka Savola
Pekka Savola
Rami Lehtonen
David Meyer

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