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PIM Sparse Mode Vs PIM SSM

One of my students asked me this question a month ago. “What is the difference between PIM Sparse Mode and PIM SSM (Source Specific Multicast)?”

But, since I had two CCDE bootcamps in one month, I didn’t have time to answer the question on this platform.

By the way I have seen this mis understanding in the recent popular design books as well, so writing about it was necessary anymore.

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Multicast Design – Podcast

Efficient data transfer, optimised resource usage , simplified configuration, optimum bandwidth usage are the main characteristics of Multicast.

In the diagram below; unicast and multicast flows are shown.

From the source, if same packet will be sent , with unicast transport you send two copies. Read more