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Multicast over Layer 3 VPNs Terms and Acronyms

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inclusive tree

In multiprotocol BGP multicast VPNs, a single multicast distribution tree in the backbone that carries all the multicast traffic from a specified set of one or more multicast VPNs. An inclusive tree that carries the traffic of more than one multicast VPNs is an aggregate inclusive tree. An inclusive tree contains, as its members, all the PEs that attach to receiver sites of any of the multicast VPNs using the tree.

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master PIM instance

The global instance of PIM that is configured at the [edit protocols pim] hierarchy level.

multicast domain

The set of VPN routing and forwarding (VRF) instances associated with interfaces that can send multicast traffic to one another.

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selective tree

In multiprotocol BGP multicast VPNs, a single multicast distribution tree in the backbone that carries traffic that belongs to a specified set of one or more multicast groups from one or more multicast VPNs. Such a tree is referred to as an aggregate selective tree when the multicast groups belong to different multicast VPNs.

SP-RP

The rendezvous point (RP) for the service provider (this RP is not contained within the VPN).

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VPN C-RP

The customer RP for the VPN (this RP is contained within the VPN).