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  1. Hi Hussein,

    I first thought you would need ip pim nbma-mode on the hub tunnel interface but in reality, we don’t. For example, take this topology:


    Then add these additional commands:

    Hub, Spoke1 & Spoke2
    (config)#ip multicast-routing
    (config)#interface Tunnel 0
    (config-if)#ip pim sparse-mode
    (config)#ip pim rp-address

    The loopback of the hub is the RP so I need PIM sparse mode there too, and we need NBMA mode on the tunnel:

    Hub(config)#interface Loopback 0
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  2. Thanks @ReneMolenaar

    Now I know it’s working without PIM NBMA mode but I have something unintelligible about how the multicast traffic go directly from spoke to spoke since we do not have any multicast mapping between spokes routers so only unicast traffic are allowed between them ?? can you please explain what exactly happened behind the scene ??

  3. Hi Hussein,

    I had to think about this for awhile and do another lab…something interesting happened :smile: With the DMVPN topology that I usually use (switch in the middle), multicast traffic went directly from spoke1 to spoke2. Take a look at this Wireshark capture:


    The ICMP request from spoke1 isn’t encapsulated. The reply from spoke2 is.

    So I labbed this up again, replaced the switch in the middle with a router. When you do this, all multicast traffic from

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  4. Thank you again @ReneMolenaar,

    Now the logic of multicast mapping in my mind is Satisfied :smile:.
    But in this case you need to use pim-nbma mode in the tunnel interface of the hub router to disable RPF rule and solve the split horizon problem, and I did not see you configured it in the attached configuration in your comment.

    Second question come to my mind when I was typing this reply which is how can pim-nbma mode deal with pim prune message ??

    Also I was wondering when you are using the switch why the ICMP request from Spoke 1 are not encapsulated in GRE and use NB

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  5. Hi Hussein,

    I just redid this lab on some real hardware and I think this is some Cisco VIRL quirk. When I run it on VIRL, I don’t need to use PIM nbma mode. On real hardware, I do need it.

    Spoke1-VIRL#show version | include 15
    Cisco IOS Software, IOSv Software (VIOS-ADVENTERPRISEK9-M), Version 15.6(3)M2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)
    Spoke1-REAL#show version | include 15
    Cisco IOS Software, 2800 Software (C2800NM-ADVENTERPRISEK9-M), Version 15.1(4)M7, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)

    Let’s join a group:

    Spoke2(config)#interface gi0/0
    Spoke2(config-if)#ip igmp join-group 239.3.3
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