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BGMP: Border Gateway Multicast Protocol
Border Gateway Multicast Protocol (BGMP) is a protocol for inter-domain multicast routing. BGMP natively supports "source-specific multicast" (SSM). To also support "any-source multicast" (ASM), BGMP builds shared trees for active multicast groups and allows domains to build source-specific, inter-domain distribution branches where needed. Building upon concepts from PIM-SM and CBT, BGMP requires that each global multicast group be associated with a single root. However, in BGMP, the root is an entire exchange or domain, rather than a single router.