I have a Ubiquiti ES-16-150W and I must somehow route incoming UDP Unicast traffic to multiple computers. Ideally I would change the Unicast to Multicast but unfortunately the device which is sending the data is unable to send multicast traffic.
I know that it is possible to add another computer to the network and point the unicast traffic to it, and have it resend out as multicast, but there will be a great amount of churn with respect to the project requirements, documentation, diagrams, deliverables... the list goes on...
I have researched in many articles but due to my unfamiliarity with switch configurations and networking in general, I'm not sure this is possible by only changing the configuration in the switch.
Can someone please recommend to me a way that this can be done? Could I use NAT and route the UDP Unicast stream to a multicast address? It looks like this is not possible based on my research.
It looks like the many-to-one is common, but is there an opposite?
If Multicast NAT cannot be done, is it possible to somehow send incoming unicast traffic to two different addresses using some standard practice I am not aware of?
The receiver applications on the receiving computers are configurable to listen on multicast or unicast.
Any advice you can give would be much appreciated.