Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-01-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2012
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Question IPv6 multicast listener on a Linux box acting as multicast router

Hi guys,
I would like to have your opinion on a comment in the ip6mr.c file (kernel The comment follows:

* RFC1584 teaches, that DVMRP/PIM router must deliver packets locally
* not only before forwarding, but after forwarding on all output
* interfaces. It is clear, if mrouter runs a multicasting
* program, it should receive packets not depending to what interface
* program is joined.
* If we will not make it, the program will have to join on all
* interfaces. On the other hand, multihoming host (or router, but
* not mrouter) cannot join to more than one interface - it will
* result in receiving multiple packets.

Does the part "if we will not make it..." mean that such behaviour is not yet implemented in the kernel? Basically, if I have a IPv6 multicast listener on a Linux box acting as multicast router, do I need to have my application listening on all the interfaces if I want to receive the multicast messages no matter what is the interface from which they are received?

Thanks in advance for your help!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
IPv6 multicast gperrow Linux - Networking 4 08-01-2012 06:44 AM
How to setup a IPv6 Multicast. saneef Linux - Networking 0 05-18-2007 03:38 AM
Multicast groups in Ipv6?? Please, help me!! jrodola Linux - Networking 0 02-11-2005 12:02 PM
Linux IPv6 multicast prtscr Linux - Networking 0 04-14-2004 11:44 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:25 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration