In computer networking, multicast is the delivery of a message or information to a group of destination computers simultaneously in a single transmission from the source. Copies are automatically created in other network elements, such as routers, but only when the topology of the network requires ...

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Multicast destination NAT on same network interface, with netem

For testing purpose, in a big network where IT will shoot me if multicast data are not streamed in the right VLAN, I am trying to degrade multicast packets with a server running netem configuration. ...
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Wireless Multicast Forwarding on OpenWRT

Good day! We need to connect an STB device over wi-fi to the router. STB uses multicast only. Using udpxy is not possible. Original firmware forwards multicast over wi-fi using mac changing ...
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pfSense: Cannot filter flood of multicast packets being blocked by default

There are multiple devices under a different subnet on our LAN sending a flood of multicast packets. I've tried to allow this type of traffic, but it does not seem to work.
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Create NSC-File for multicast streaming with Windows Media Streaming

For streaming multicast I need to create a NSC-file for the players - this file is pseudo-coded by Microsoft. Now I need to create this file for each proxy-publishingpoint. Is there any way to stream ...
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How to make sysctl network bridge settings persist after a reboot?

I am setting up a notebook for software demo purpose. The machine has 8GB RAM, a Core i7 Intel CPU, a 128GB SSD, and runs Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit. The notebook is used as a KVM host and runs a few KVM ...
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AWS VPC: Windows server 2012 R2 GRE tunneling to Linux based Peer VyOS

I am asking this question after having spent some time googling and trying to work out some issues which I have with a Windows GRE tunnel in our 2nd environment (amazon AWS VPC) to a router in our ...
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IPv6: I'm confused about addresses [closed]

I'm starting studying IPv6 and I'm having some troubles understanding some aspects. Let's clarify if I'm getting this right! A single host may have: - a unicast global address - a link local address ...
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How to setup a static multicast ARP entry with Cisco SG300?

We're running a Microsoft NLB cluster in multicast mode as a loadbalancer. Using our old Cisco IOS switches we propagate access to the cluster to our branches using a static ARP entry in the core ...
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Receiving multicast traffic on host-only interface

I have a VirtualBox host (linux) with a Windows 8.1 guest. The virtual network configuration for that guest: After disabling auto metric on the host-only Adapter2 (in the guest OS) and fixing it to ...
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Multicast works only in promiscuous mode

I'm trying to receive MPEG-TS over UDP multicast transport in Arch Linux. So when I run ffprobe -i udp://@224.1.1.240:6000 it hangs forever with no result. Then I run tcpdump and it shows no ...
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Lot of Multicast traffic on LAN

Recently the whole network at work is being hit by multicast traffic originating on the LAN itself. I did some investigating and the service which seems to be responsible is ws-discovery. I have ...
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how to increase inter packet delay for multicast video packets

i have two embedded boards with Linux which stream (multicast) live video with 20Mbps rate. However when i connect both boards to a 100Mb switch ( 1G switch works fine) , video get's corrupted ...
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Pushing Large Files to 500+ Computers

I work with a team to manage 500-600 rented Windows 7 computers for an annual conference. We have a large amount of data that needs to be synced to these computers, up to 1 TiB. The computers are ...
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Can Checkpoint just forward multicast traffic?

Is it possible to make Checkpoint (I have R77.20) to simply forward multicast packets between different interfaces, without configuring PIM or other multicast routing protocols? Just adding multicast ...
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Forward multicast IPv6 packet to another interface

I'm working on implementing multicasting for contiki. I've got a couple of Ubuntu VMs on a NAT and an eth0 interface. To one of these VMs is connected a Contiki Border-router (basically a zigduino) ...
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Pass multicast packets between subnets. Which static routes need to be added?

I have searched forever but cannot find a clear instruction how to set this up. I have a router providing two LANs over bridges LAN 1 on 192.168.1.0/24, bridging two access points (2.5 and 5GHz) ...
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Multicast on mGRE tunnels in Debian not working

I'm trying to setup multipoint GRE tunnels within 4 debian-based servers geographically distributed. Network configured, and hosts can see ping or ssh to each other by local IP. But I cannot get ...
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VPN for Video stream

I work at a digital TV broadcast company (cable), we have 2 head ends, one in the US and one in the Caribbean, we currently connect both sites with a cisco L2TPv3 pseudowire VPN between both sites, ...
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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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How to duplicate multicast packets on several interfaces?

I would like to send a stream from a Linux server to several Linux clients via a multicast address. The clients are directly connected to the server but on different interfaces: bnep0 and bnep1. ...
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Multicast clients successfully join but dont receive any data

Let me start by saying I just have a conceptual knowledge of how the physical networking side of things work so please bear with me. I have a few clients that subscribe to multiple multicast groups ...
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How can I test Multicast UDP connectivity between two servers?

I have two servers on the same subnet. I have an application installed which uses multicast UDP to propagate events between the two servers and keep them in sync. This does not seem to be happening, ...
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How to use Server 2012 WDS advanced multicast features?

First, can I be clear that I already know how to multicast, and using that without a problem. What I would like to know is... how to use the "Improved Multicast Features" that are new for Server 2012 ...
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Multicast and duplicate IP addresses

I've developed a Multicast UDP client/server application, which allows a user to remotely change the network configuration of devices belonging to the same multicast group. But what if a device was ...
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LINUX adding a second network card block receiving multicast on the first

we have a linux box with one interface card, on wich we do all traffic, both unicast and multicast, everything works well; adding a second network card ON SAME SUBNET, we can no more receive multicast ...
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Troubleshooting multicast on Ubuntu 14.04 server

I am troubleshooting an issue with multicast on an Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS server. I have a simple client that subscribes to a multicast group and waits for data. The subscription is successful and shows ...
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Multicast not working on hp 5820 switch

I have a problem with getting multicast working on hp a5820 switch. I have 4 vlans vlan 1,20,30,40 with layerv3 vlans, I enabled multicast routing and pim dm and igmp on each vlan. On the vlan 1 I ...
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IGMP Router Mode VS Proxy Mode

I am trying to understand the difference between IGMP Router Mode and IGMP Proxy Mode here, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc957920.aspx There is a question for an exam I am studying that ...
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how multicast stream passes when receiving locally

If suppose I have TX application which transmits UDP multicast to 239.0.0.1:1234. And I have RX application which joins multicast (239.0.0.1:1234), and receives this multicast (239.0.0.1:1234). I ...
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Does Ubuntu with Linux 3.5 having TX RX ring buffers or BQL

My linux uname -a command outputs: Linux Davinci001 3.5.0-23-generic #35~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 25 17:13:26 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux So, does NICs with this Ubuntu machine is ...
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Wifi multicast stream bandwidth limit

i am doing a project with multicast video streaming. The problem i am facing is, in 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi modes the multicast streaming band width is limited to 1Mbps. But the video have a bitrate ...
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IGMP Snooping limitations and when do you start to use PIM?

At a head end I've just inherited, all our multicast streams run on cisco switches with IGMP snooping enabled. Because all these streams are to be kept local and isolated we've never really looked ...
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multicast packets: when are they received with the receivers ip and when with a multicast ip

I am trying to connect 2 computers running jack for audio re-routing. Jack communicates through multicast packets on address 225.3.19.154 (port 19000) by default. I have successfully connected linux ...
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UDP multicast stream on win server 2k8 R2

so i have 3 mega PCs with win 2k8 installed on them having: 1st) 1 internal NIC and 1 external 2nd) 2 internal NIC and 2 external 3rd) 2 internal NIC and 4 external same stream put on any NIC on 1st ...
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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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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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tcpreplay throughput on eth0 well below (iperf confirmed) max

I'm trying to replay captured UDP multicast packets at a rate of a couple of hundreds of Mbps, but it maxes out at about 86 Mbps. (For some strange reason, at other times during the day it ...
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Linux Kernel not passing through multicast UDP packets

Recently I've set up a new Ubuntu Server 10.04 and noticed my UDP server is no longer able to see any multicast data sent to the interface, even after joining the multicast group. I've got the exact ...
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Multicast server not able to receive multicast packets from other machines

I have written multicast server and client application using boost library. Facing some probleme when I run client and server on different machines. multicast server is not able to get any multicast ...
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What interaction is required for a Windows server and Cisco router to setup and destroy a Multicast session?

I'm trying to understand how Multicast actually works, and have read numerous articles and Wiki pages, and have gathered this: A multicast address takes up state on the router of the membership, ...
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Keepalived: multicast vs unicast

I'm planning to deploy a several keepalived routers to maintain floating IPs for different database clusters. The plan is to deploy a separate VRRP instance on each cluster locally according to this ...
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IPSEC on linux with multiple remote ISP

I have configured 2 ipsec VPN connection from my linux server to my clients locations. the reason being the client has two ISPs a primary and a secondary on. The client wants to switch to secondary ...
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How can my server announce its presence to everyone in the network [closed]

The situation is as follows. I want to have an application running on a server. All of the desktops in the company has to connect to it. But I do not want the IP address of the server to be hard coded ...
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Odd multicast messages during IPv6 autoconfiguration

So I am trying a little autoconfiguration on some virtual machines while observing what happens in wireshark and trying to understand what how it works, step by step. This is how any of those ...
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multicast tcpdump and subscriptions

From the multicast howto: IP_ADD_MEMBERSHIP. Recall that you need to tell the kernel which multicast groups you are interested in. If no process is interested in a group, packets ...
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Icecast2 and multicast

Does anyone know if Icecast2 supports multicast? I've been searching for a while and I found nothing on neither docs or FAQ Thanks
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How to set up custom multicast address

What would it take to setup a custom made multicast ip address in the network? Machines are linux. Let's say I want to have a multicast address with only some machines from the network as group ...
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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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send files to dozens of servers quickly

We have a cluster of machines (around 50 and growing). Each machine has a search index that needs to be updated multiple times per day. We currently update the index on each machine individually, but ...
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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 ...