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[ScreenOS] Is bi-directional PIM supported?



Article ID: KB28045 KB Last Updated: 25 Sep 2020Version: 2.0

This article explains that bi-directional Protocol Independent Multicast (BIDIR-PIM) is not supported on a ScreenOS device.


Bidirectional-PIM is designed to support many-to-many multicast applications within a single PIM domain. It provides an alternative to other PIM modes, such as PIM-SM and PIM-SSM. Networks with numerous and dispersed senders and receivers can use BIDIR-PIM to minimizes the amount of PIM routing state information.

Is BIDIR-PIM supported on ScreenOS devices?


BIDIR-PIM is not supported on ScreenOS devices.

Modification History:
2020-09-24: Article reviewed for accuracy. No changes required. Article is correct and complete.

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