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Difference between ICMP And IGMP

Date: 19 Dec 2010   Group: Computers    Category: Security    Posted By: [Anonymous]   


Explain the difference between ICMP and IGMP?


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Author: Shashank Bangari    17 Jan 2011      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

ICMP is Internet Control Management Protocol and is used to check if the internet is working or not. It is used to PING an IP address to check if there is connectivity or not. ICMP supports unicast.

IGMP is Internet Group Management Protocol and supports multicasting. It is used for group packet transfer like DTS service where customers watch television through satellite connection.

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