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MDNS response “storm” with “localhost_prl: 127.0.0.1” [on hold]

We are experiencing occasional performance problems in our WIFI. With Wireshark I see a high number (currently 50/s) of MDNS responses for localhost_prl:127.0.0.1. I don't think that this is normal. ...
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Avoid bottleneck in UDP multicast

The question is that a server is serving a multicast group with UDP. Lets say that its a file server and it will be serving big files (~10GB). Now we have a multicast group with multiple clients. Some ...
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Multicast in one VLAN

I need to receive multicast traffic over L2 segment on my client machine. But for some reason I am unable to do it. To my understanding with such scheme I should receive traffic if inbetween Juniper ...
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Connect a Multicast sparse-dense deployment with a sparse deployment

I am working on a task that involves deploying a new network in parallel to the existing network. As a part of this deployment we are going to cross connect the two networks so that it will allow for ...
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Multicast in enterprise network

Once I have heard from a professional that multicast is forbidden (or not suggested or not allowed) in enterprise networks from 2014. (He referenced to a standard or recommendation document or ...
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Purpose of prune message in rpf

I read that when a multicast aware router without receivers received a multicast message, the router will send an upstream prune message. I don't understand what is the purpose of the prune message. I ...
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Setting Destination MAC address for RTP/UDP packets

I have a requirement where I have to send the UDP packet to a destination multicast IPv6 address. In addition to that the packets must also have corresponding destination multicast MAC address set. I ...
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To multicast or not to multicast over LTE? [closed]

I have an IOT device with static IP connected to a Mikrotik LTE device on ether1. The IOT host sends a multicast packet every second. The packet contains the IP and MAC of the host. IP-Multicast: ...
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NAT->Multicast Setup->ACL? [duplicate]

I am a network newbie and would be amazing for some help. I trying to input multicast (239.10.1.11) onto a router 0/0 interface and would like to output multicast on (239.0.0.2) on interface 0/1. The ...
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Defining what type of casting based on IPv4 address

I'm kinda new to networking. I have a small question, how can I determine what type of casting (unicast, multicast or broadcast) is it based on IPv4 address. For example: 142.55.172.200 I tried to ...
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Cisco 49XX multicast flooding

I have problem with multicast on cisco 4948. I've got vlan 9 with muilticast, which configured on several ports. Switch floods multicast traffic on all ports configured with vlan 9. It consumes link ...
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What practical concerns led to the use of multicast?

Answers to a question on SF explain the differences between broadcast and multicast. It is not clear yet for me which practical concerns brought in the usage of multicast. My understanding is that, ...
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Users on one VLAN cannot access multicast resources [closed]

Feel like I'm getting closer to fixing my issue... This is the simplified version of the multicast... -No RPF Failure -pim sparse mode on all interfaces -multicast routing enabled I forced a group ...
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Is it possible to use 802.11n to send multicast?

I have tried to set the wifi multicast rates and find that all the multicast packets are send by 80211g, so that the max rate is 54M. Can I use the 80211n to achieve higher rate?
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How to control unwanted UDP traffic (Broadcast & Multicast) on Cisco Router 2911?

Please suggest, we are getting UDP traffic either broadcast or multicast in router 2911 which cause 95%+ utilisation of the router. And we got error in link and business impact due to this. Company ...
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OSPF and its use of Multicast

When it comes to OSPF and its use of multicast, am I correct in believing that IGMP forwarding and an IGMP querier is still required within the local segment? My understanding would be without this, ...
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Is it possible that IPv6 multicast address is shown in the “IPv6 Address” column of the “show ipv6 neighbors” command in Junos?

Is it possible that IPv6 multicast address(i.e address from ff00::/8 address block) is shown in the "IPv6 Address" column of the "show ipv6 neighbors" command in Junos?
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Can Multicasting be duplicated by broadcasting on a subnet?

Is there any functional difference between: A) Broadcasting to a range of addresses B) Putting the range of addresses into a subnet and broadcasting to that subnet Would it matter if there was a ...
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Weird packet lost. Looking for some input

Like me start by saying I'm not an network expert but this situation got me scratching my head and you guys might be able to help. The infrastructure is 4 switches (Dell 2848). 2 For the LAN and 2 ...
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Understanding IP multicast in linux [closed]

My ultimate goal is to setup IGMP snooping on a linux machine using netfilter hooks. This is for exploratory purposes to understand IGMP protocol. The topology we are using is as follows: | ...
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Using IGMP but Multicast still Flooding

Im new here. I want to ask about the multicast, The first case is, I have switch HP 2530 24 port with 24 10/100 and 2 100/1000 NIC, And i have servers with bandwidth video multicast around 120-...
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Why we use 224 as multicast address in many protocols?

I see in many protocols we use 224 multicast address as like eigrp uses 224.0.0.10 ospf uses 224.0.0.5 224.0.0.6
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Multicast routing on Huawei Quidway 5300 Switches

I have been testing a scenario which involves multicast routing for multicast traffic the scenario is pretty simple. I have two L3 switches with OSPF running in between them, two computers are ...
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IGMP and multicast forwarding

So my question is, will using IGMP alone(without IGMP snooping, PIM...etc) making router forwarding multicast traffic? I'm working on a buggy switch, but I don't know about networking too, so I'm ...
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Cisco: multicast unregistred forwarding on ME3400EG-2CS-A access switch

I am connected to the Internet through an Cisco ME3400EG-2CS-A access switch, routing enabled. Gi0/1 and Gi0/2 are configured as a SVI (VLAN1) and on that ports I attached two pfSense firewalls with ...
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Network flooded with ICMPv6 Multicast Listener Report Packets

I recently noticed that 3 out of 4 Unifi APs kept reaching 100% CPU usage. When I jumped onto the networks and took a Wireshark capture I noticed 1000s of these packets being sent in just a matter of ...
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redundant vpn to remote location with redundant links

I have this situation: Remote location with 6 devices collecting data and each connected to two VPN routers. Bonding is set up for those computers and data is sent to multicast address. Each VPN ...
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STB generate IGMP Leave without reason

In my network STB generates IGMP Leave (in STB logs "End of Stream") without any reason or there is something what I don't understand. There is one exeption STB directly connected to PIM (ASR920) ...
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Multicast between VLANs

I've following scenario Upper computer on VLAN 10 is sending some multicast messages and lower computer on VLAN 10 sends IGMP join periodically. Lets say MC address is 224.1.1.1 Now, computer on ...
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Translate between multicast addresses

I have an application with a bug that does not recognize a certain multicast address as valid. It's an address used by another system i don't have control over, and these two systems communicate via ...
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Command “ip nhrp map multicast dynamic” is not being saved into the configuration

For some reason, my Cisco router is not saving the command "ip nhrp map multicast dynamic". The command is recognized but not being saved to the configuration. I am not receiving any errors. Any ...
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Should igmp table lookup misses flood to all ports?

With igmp snooping, upon receiving a multicast packet it looks up the table and decides which ports to forward the packet. What I'm wondering is, if there is not an entry in the table for that ...
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Is multicast on the public internet possible? And if yes: How?

Is it possible to use multicast on the public internet? If yes: How? Are special IP addresses required and where do you get them from?
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Multicast summarization

I was wondering, does it make any sense to summarize(supernet) multicast IPv4 addresses ? Can anyone please explain why yes, or no ?
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Question Regarding IGMPv3 behaviour: Multicast Router appears to send Membership Report?

I'm new to how IGMP works. Recently, I was looking at a packet capture: I see that 172.18.1.3 sends a membership query to the all hosts address, leading me to assume that 172.18.1.3 is a multicast ...
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Rationale for EXCLUDE mode in mutlicast IGMPv3 / MLDv2

Both IGMPv3 and MLDv2 have an include and an exclude mode, where a multicast listener can specify to either listen only for packets from some list of source addresses (include) or only for packets ...
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IGMP snooping across VLANs

Set up: Core switch: C1 C1 is an L3 switch--there is no router Access switches: A1, A2, A3 VLANs: V1, V2 Hosts: H11, H12, H13, H21, H22, etc. Connections: C1 connects to A1, A2, A3 A1, A2, A3 each ...
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What are “Unicast identity tokens”?

I was reading an introduction to IPv6 which talks about the depletion of IPv4 addresses. I came across the following line: As noted in RFC 5735 a number of address blocks are reserved for users ...
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Multicast group membership

Context: Studying for CCNA I'm trying to understand multicast. I understand it conceptually, but I'm trying to understand implementation. For instance, in OSPF, how is multicast group membership ...
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multicast flow - send and received by same host

I have following issue: I have unit A which is connected to a non configurable switch which is totally flat and this switch is connected to a switch which has capabilities of layer 3 (BATM T5CL3 G ...
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Which VPN Types/Protocols inherently support Multicast Traffic?

At my work, we build mobile networks from scratch for customers regularly. (Mobile Networks: think battery powered LTE router with wifi.) Since we build from scratch we can be vendor agnostic and ...
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Juniper EX4600: multicast not working in vlan default. [closed]

I have a Juniper EX4600 switch which I'm using for host connectivity (obviously). Now I need to set up a VRRP/CARP between two hosts that are in the same vlan, and it's the default one. Surprisingly, ...
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Reserved multicast addresses

I can see MC address assignments HERE. However, I'm looking for what groups in the 225.0.0.x range represent. I know that the MACs for this range overlap the 224.0.0.x range in some (if not all) ...
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Unable to route multicast from IPcam (four vlans, one switch, one router with router-on-a-stick)

Okay, so I've been searching far and wide for a solution to my problem here. I want to be able to access an IPcam through its respective software across VLANs. Hardware: Cisco 1841 Router, firmware ...
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802.11 multicast buffering due to random back-off mechanism

I am trying to achieve periodic multicast with WAP (Wireless Access Point) [basically trying to stream real time audio data to multiple devices]. The regularity in the interval between successive UDP ...
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What is the difference between ARP and BUM Traffic?

Suppose PC1 with IP address 1.1.1.1 and MAC address A.A.A.A wants to send a frame to PC2 with IP address 2.2.2.2 and MAC address B.B.B.B, plus there is a switch in the middle. PC1 doesn't know where ...
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Understanding multicast destination mac addresses

I'm currently learning about how to convert between a multicast ip address and the destination mac address. I fully understand the terminology, how to do the conversion, and why the 23 bits, instead ...
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Max hosts of subnet IPv6

When a interface takes an IPv6 address it does the DAD mechanism. A NS will be sent to the multicast address "solicited node multicast group address". If there is another interface in this multicast ...
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Multiple routed multicast groups on single switch

This is my lab environment: I have two rooms with one L2 access switch each with multiple vlans. The switches are connected to a L3 switch. All routing happens on this switch. I was able to configure ...
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How would I make a client find a server with an unknown IPv6 Address?

Let me first explain my situation: I am currently in the process of trying to build a solution for managing multiple Internet of Things devices on a network. It should be possible to automatically ...