Originally Posted by nimnull22
As I understand multicast is transmitting packets to this range of IP - 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206.
Broadcast is transmitting packets to x.x.x.255 - to all.
You want to say that your application or process easily can listen for packets on multicast IP and broadcast IP?
If it does, then you can just set up Linux computer, catch with it multicast and retransmit it to AIX 3.2.5 IP.
Yes i agree to the statements above.
The transmitting box cannot be changed easily.
The receiving box is aix 3.2.5 which cannot receive ip multicast
I wish to insert an interface between them, hardware or software which will convert ip multicast to MAC LLC broadcast without the IP and UDP header.
I wanted to know if anyone has already done this.
Yes I agree that I could write a program to read in IP multicast and re-transmit at MAC LLC level but I dont want to re-invent the wheel.