Changing the distribution

Changing the distribution of multicast groups across a domain.


bsr-candidate hash-mask-length [1-32]

[no] router pim bsr-candidate hash-mask-length [1-32]

Controls distribution of multicast groups among the C-RPs in a domain where there is overlapping coverage of the groups among the RPs. This value specifies the length (number of significant bits) taken into account when allocating this distribution. A longer hash-mask-length results in fewer multicast groups in each block of group addresses assigned to the various RPs. Because multiple blocks of addresses are typically assigned to each C-RP, this results in a wider dispersal of addresses and enhances load-sharing of the multicast traffic of different groups being used in the domain at the same time.

(Default: 30; Range 1–32)