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joda
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ASA 5505 and multicasting with PIM Dense Mode?

Hi,

I'm trying to configure the 5505 to support multicasting using dense mode. According to all documentation I've found it seems that I should use the '

ip pim dense-mode' command to enable DM. However, this command doesn't seem to exist on the router:

ciscoasa(config-if)# ip pim dense-mode

                        ^

ERROR: % Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

And 'help ip' yields this result:

ciscoasa(config-if)# help ip

USAGE:

[no] ip address <ip_address> [<mask>] [standby <sby_ip_addr>]

[no] ip address [<ip_address> <mask>] pppoe [setroute]

[no] ip address dhcp [setroute] [retry <4-16>]

show ip [address [<interface> | <if_name> [pppoe]]]

show ip [address [<interface> | <if_name> [dhcp lease]]]

show ip [address [<interface> | <if_name> [dhcp server]]]

....

I do have a 'pim' command, but the dense-mode subcommand is not available there either:

ciscoasa(config-if)# help pim

USAGE:

[no] pim

[no] pim accept-register {list <acl>|route-map <name>}

[no] pim old-register-checksum

[no] pim rp-address <address> [<acl>][bidir]

[no] pim spt-threshold infinity [group-list <acl>]

show pim bsr

show pim group-map [info-source]

show pim interface [<interface-name]|state-on|state-off]

show pim join-prune statistic [<interface-name>]

show pim neighbor[count|detail] [<interface-name>]

show pim range-list [config]

show pim topology [reserved|route-count]

show pim traffic

show pim tunnel [<interface-name>]

clear pim {counters|reset|topology [<address>]}

debug pim [group|interface|neighbor]

Isn't dense mode supported on the 5505? Is there another way of enabling dense mode?

I'm running ASA 8.4(1)

Thanks a lot,

Jon-Erling

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Itzcoatl Espinosa
Cisco Employee

Hi Jon,

What was the documentation you found regarding the command?

Unfortunately dense mode is not supported on the ASA, it only supports Sparse mode.

I am not sure if there is any plan for a future support.

Thanks,

Itzcoatl

OK.

Thanks,

Jon-Erling

Dinkar Sharma
Cisco Employee

Dense mode and SSM (Sourec Specific multicast) are not supported and there is no Plan for support.

Thanks,

Dinkar

OK.

Thanks,

Jon-Erling

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