Internet Group Management Protocol(IGMP) is used by hosts to for request multicast data for a particular multicast group. This communication takes place between the (igmp enabled)routers present in the subnet and the hosts. Hosts can subscribe to a multicast group or leave it using IGMP.

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Does the IP -> Ethernet multicast address mapping ambiguity matter for IGMP snooping switches?

There are 2^28 possible IP multicast addresses, but only 2^23 possible Ethernet (MAC) multicast addresses (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc957928.aspx), which is why e.g. 224.1.1.1 gets ...
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Possible to emulate an IGMP querier in software?

I have a L3 switch that does IGMP snooping, but it cannot act as an IGMP querier, and there is no IGMP querier connected to this network. Would it be possible to implement an IGMP querier in ...
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PIMD daemon needs long time to send PIM join message

I am using the PIMD daemon on Ubuntu Server 12.0.4 (32-bit). When it receives IGMPv2 membership report for certain group, it takes sometimes two, sometimes five seconds to send PIM join message to its ...
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Window 7 source-specific multicast (SSM)

We are planning to stream video feeds over multicast to managed Windows 7 devices. Does Window 7 support source-specific multicast at the OS layer (as the receiver)? It appears that XP and Vista both ...
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Should IGMP Snooping be configured on all Layer 2 switches on LAN?

We've used Multicasting for the first time in one of our applications and whilst I have got it working, I'd really like to fully understand how it works and what's going on behind the scenes. In an ...
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Is IGMP multicast traffic to a Xen VM host legitimate?

I run two Xen/CentOS 6.5 based VMs, both hosted by the same company, but connected to different networks (basic /24s w/ a single gateway at .1) in different physical locations. I developed an iptables ...
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IGMP 2.0 snooping switch timeout

Suppose a host computer has joined a multicast group 239.0.0.50 via IGMP 2.0. As per the IGMP 2.0 spec, when the host computer receives either a general query on 224.0.0.1 or a group wide query on ...
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How to allow IGMP traffic on Cisco switches?

I have a network formed by some Cisco switches (a 2960 at the center, some 2950s for distribution). The network uses VLANs, and there are trunks between the various switches. Computers in the same ...
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How to enable multicast routing in TMG 2010?

I have a TMG 2010 firewall between some office networks, which handles routing and firewalling; I need to let some application-specific multicast traffic flow between these networks; this is UDP ...
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Does the IGMP querier have to be connected to the multicast source?

I've been reading Allied Telesis' guide on configuring IGMP, which has been quite enlightening so far. However, I'm still wondering whether the IGMP querier has to be connected directly to the ...
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network leave/unscribe multicast group

I have debian based server where I need to subscribe a multicast. After doing it with headless mpalyer I can see the following: root@ca1:~# netstat -g IPv6/IPv4 Group Memberships Interface ...
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In ubuntu, which process is sending igmp packets?

My Ubuntu keeps sending out IGMP Query requests for following IPs: 239.255.255.255.253, 224.1.1.7 and 234.55.66.77. I figured this out from Wireshark. As per IGMP spec, I believe query requests are ...
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Can l2tp carry IGMP packet?

If a client connects to one vpn server, can it join a video meeting which is based on IGMP?
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IGMP V3 support in Linux-2.6.35

I am trying to start a bridge connection and force it to use IGMPV3. The following command will explain my issue better : The below is the output of force_igmp_version before issuing brctl commands ...
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Catalyst 3560G SPAN session not mirroring IGMP packets

I am developing a device which acts as a multicast host, and want to observe it as it responds to IGMP Queries. My Catalyst 3560G is set up as follows (full config below): Port 0/1 is a TFTP server ...
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Capturing multicast data with Wireshark with IGMP Snooping Enabled at the switch

I am trying to capture multicast traffic via Wireshark (actually TShark), however the switch has IGMP snooping enabled and will only send Multicast traffic on the ports that have an active IGMP ...
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IGMP Membership under Linux (igmp_max_memberships)

I'm experiencing issues related to OSPF (which relies on Multicast) not allowing us to work with enough adjacencies and was told to look at: /proc/sys/net/ipv4/igmp_max_memberships Now, while it's ...
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Cisco 3560+ipservices — IGMP snooping issue with TTL=1

I've got a C3560 with Enhanced (IPSERVICES) image, routing multicast between its VLANs with no external multicast router. It's serving a test environment where developers may generate multicast ...
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openSUSE 11.3 multicast IGMP v2 works on one vlan, but not the other vlan

I have a server running openSUSE 11.3, with vlan5 and vlan40 configured on eth7. I want to join two multicast IGMP v2 groups, one on vlan5 and one on vlan40. When I send out the IGMP v2 Membership ...
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IGMP/Multicast routing in Linux

I need to route IGMP/Multicast traffic across two networks. I have a Linux box with two NICs, one public, one private. Need devices on the private network to flow to public. I'm pretty certain I ...
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Cisco multicast configuration

I'm on an isolated (for now) catalyst 3560e. I have a multicast source, which when enabled, causes flooding to all switch interfaces. I have a second different multicast source, which does not cause ...