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Old 04-23-2015, 07:25 AM   #1
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Multicast filtering on socket level ?

I tried to distinguish between incoming multicast packets by creating different sockets, where at each socket I set
setsockopt (s, SOL_SOCKET, SO_REUSEADDR, ....) on all interfaces and then

for just a single Multicast address
to allow only this multicast destination address to be received.
All packets arrive at the same port.

However this seems to do not work, all sockets receive all multicast packets given by the sum of added membership. So for me it looks like, the multicast filtering takes place on ip layer, not unique socket layer.

Does someone know a different solution ?

If know, I could use
setsockopt(fd, IPPROTO_IP , IP_PKTINFO , &enable, sizeof(enable));

and then walk over the attributes and filter for destination address, but this is rather big effort ...

Thank you

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Old 04-24-2015, 02:28 PM   #2
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At socket layer, the packet can't be filtered. If you want to filter packet, such as multicast, the net filter have to be used.
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Old 04-25-2015, 02:31 AM   #3
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Oh well, i feared that, thanks 4 reply !
So let's parse attributes !


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