Multicast routing is a technology that aims to preserve bandwidth by delivering a single information flow to several recipients, potentially in a very large number (several thousands).
With IP multicast, simultaneous content can be delivered by using the least bandwidth possible and without overloading either the sender or receivers.
This distribution method is an advantage for applications such as video-conferencing, e-learning, stock market quotes, or video on demand.
Static or dynamic multicast routing has priority over all other types of routing (static routing, dynamic routing, routing in a bridge, policy-based routing, etc).
|This button makes it possible to enable or disable multicast routing.
|With this radio button, static multicast routing and its configuration tab can be enabled.
|With this radio button, dynamic multicast routing and its configuration tab can be enabled.
Static multicast routing and dynamic multicast routing cannot be enabled simultaneously.