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IPv6 Multicast: Routable Address Hello Option
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IPv6 Multicast: Routable Address Hello Option

IPv6 Multicast: Routable Address Hello Option

The routable address hello option adds a PIM hello message option that includes all the addresses on the interface on which the PIM hello message is advertised.

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Information About the Routable Address Hello Option

When an IPv6 interior gateway protocol is used to build the unicast routing table, the procedure to detect the upstream device address assumes the address of a PIM neighbor is always same as the address of the next-hop device, as long as they refer to the same device. However, it may not be the case when a device has multiple addresses on a link.

Two typical situations can lead to this situation for IPv6. The first situation can occur when the unicast routing table is not built by an IPv6 interior gateway protocol such as multicast BGP. The second situation occurs when the address of an RP shares a subnet prefix with downstream devices (note that the RP address has to be domain-wide and therefore cannot be a link-local address).

The routable address hello option allows the PIM protocol to avoid such situations by adding a PIM hello message option that includes all the addresses on the interface on which the PIM hello message is advertised. When a PIM device finds an upstream device for some address, the result of RPF calculation is compared with the addresses in this option, in addition to the PIM neighbor's address itself. Because this option includes all the possible addresses of a PIM device on that link, it always includes the RPF calculation result if it refers to the PIM device supporting this option.

Because of size restrictions on PIM messages and the requirement that a routable address hello option fits within a single PIM hello message, a limit of 16 addresses can be configured on the interface.

How to Configure IPv6 Multicast: Routable Address Hello Option

Configuring the Routable Address Hello Option

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    enable

    2.    configure terminal

    3.    interface type number

    4.    ipv6 pim hello-interval seconds


DETAILED STEPS
    Step 1   enable


    Example:
    Device> enable

    Enables privileged EXEC mode.

    • Enter your password if prompted.
    Step 2   configure terminal


    Example:
    Device# configure terminal

    Enters global configuration mode.

    Step 3   interface type number


    Example:
    Device(config)# interface FastEthernet 1/0

    Specifies an interface type and number, and places the device in interface configuration mode.

    Step 4   ipv6 pim hello-interval seconds


    Example:
    Device(config-if)# ipv6 pim hello-interval 45

    Configures the frequency of PIM hello messages on an interface.


    Configuration Example for the Routable Address Hello Option

    The following example shows output from the show ipv6 pim neighbor command using the detail keyword to identify the additional addresses of the neighbors learned through the routable address hello option:

    Device# show ipv6 pim neighbor detail 
    
    Neighbor Address(es)       Interface     Uptime    Expires DR pri Bidir
    
    FE80::A8BB:CCFF:FE00:401   Ethernet0/0   01:34:16  00:01:16 1      B
    60::1:1:3
    
    FE80::A8BB:CCFF:FE00:501   Ethernet0/0   01:34:15  00:01:18 1      B
    60::1:1:4

    Additional References

    Related Documents

    Related Topic

    Document Title

    IPv6 addressing and connectivity

    IPv6 Configuration Guide

    Cisco IOS commands

    Cisco IOS Master Commands List, All Releases

    IP multicast commands

    Cisco IOS IP Multicast Command Reference

    IPv6 commands

    Cisco IOS IPv6 Command Reference

    Cisco IOS IPv6 features

    Cisco IOS IPv6 Feature Mapping

    Standards and RFCs

    Standard/RFC

    Title

    RFCs for IPv6

    IPv6 RFCs

    MIBs

    MIB

    MIBs Link

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    http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​go/​mibs

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    http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​cisco/​web/​support/​index.html

    Feature Information for IPv6 Multicast: Routable Address Hello Option

    The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

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    Table 1 Feature Information for IPv6 Multicast: Routable Address Hello Option

    Feature Name

    Releases

    Feature Information

    IPv6 Multicast: Routable Address Hello Option

    12.0(26)S

    12.3(4)T

    12.2(25)S

    12.2(25)SG

    12.2(33)SRA

    12.2(33)SXH

    12.4

    12.4(2)T

    Cisco IOS XE Release 2.4

    15.0(1)S

    The routable address hello option adds a PIM hello message option that includes all the addresses on the interface on which the PIM hello message is advertised.

    The following commands were introduced or modified: ipv6 pim hello-interval, show ipv6 pim neighbor.