Static Rendezvous Point

A rendezvous point can be statically configured on a multicast range by configuring the address of the rendezvous point on every router in the multicast domain.

This can be the simplest method of configuring a rendezvous point and is suitable for when there are a low number of routers in the network or if the network is small.

Like other protocols, static configuration can increase administration overheads. Every router will be required to have the same rendezvous point address, and if changed, means updating every router with a new static configuration.

If there are several rendezvous points for different groups, every router will need separate configuration in order to be fully informed on where to reach different multicast groups.

Static configuration can run into a problem if a rendezvous point fails; there is no automatic failover or splitting of loads.



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