IPv6 PIM Sparse

IPv6 Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) Sparse is supported. IPv6 PIM Sparse provides multicasting that is especially suitable for widely distributed multicast environments.

In an IPv6 PIM Sparse network, an IPv6 PIM Sparse router that is connected to a host that wants to receive information for a multicast group must explicitly send a join request on behalf of the receiver (host).

Figure 1. Example IPv6 PIM Sparse domain