Multicast networks are often complex and to provide a visualization of traffic flows within a multicast network often involves the full knowledge of a distribution tree for the network. Further, isolating problems within a multicast network can involve tracing of multiple nodes across the distribution tree. Techniques presented provide efficient multicast tree discovery through Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) flooding mechanisms, which can be further used to facilitate network visualizations and fault isolation within a network.

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