I want to be able to broadcast video to another site ( like a cable provider for example ) and would like to know the best option for the tunnel protocol to use for guaranteed delivery. I know multicast has to be enabled on the LAN at both sites for this to work correctly. EIGRP is not currently enable in my work environment. What is the correct way to implement EIGRP in a production network with the least disruption in services?
Multicast Video Over Public Internet
What is the correct way to implement EIGRP in a production network with the least disruption in services?
Are you running another routing protocol, like OSPF for example? If so you could run both protocols simultaneously ...set EIGRP to a higher AD (e.g. 111)...build your EIGRP neighbor adjacencies...once established...you can remove OSPF.
EIGRP will be working and routing should continue. Now this is dependent on the routers' resources as well. After thing works, you can change the AD back to 90 as the default.
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Multicast streaming video over the Internet is handled by protocols defined specifically for it. Here are the three categories of protocols used typically:
"1) Network-layer protocol provides basic network service support such as network addressing. The IP serves as the network-layer protocol for Internet video streaming.
2) Transport protocol provides end-to-end network transport functions for streaming applications. Transport protocols include UDP, TCP, real-time transport protocol (RTP), and real-time control protocol (RTCP). UDP and TCP are lower-layer transport protocols while RTP and RTCP are upper-layer transport protocols, which are implemented on top of UDP/TCP.
3) Session control protocol defines the messages and procedures to control the delivery of the multimedia data during an established session. The RTSP and the session initiation protocol (SIP) are such session control protocols."
If you are interested, there is this excellent (and detailed) read on the subject and that is where my quote comes from: