PIM Designated Router Load Balancing, April 2020
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- Y. Cai
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On a multi-access network, one of the PIM-SM (PIM Sparse Mode) routers is elected as a Designated Router. One of the responsibilities of the Designated Router is to track local multicast listeners and forward data to these listeners if the group is operating in PIM-SM. This document specifies a modification to the PIM-SM protocol that allows more than one of the PIM-SM routers to take on this responsibility so that the forwarding load can be distributed among multiple routers.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.