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How to use the multicast IP address 224.0.0.0 in Solaris 10?

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When I tried 'netstat -rn' in Solaris box I see below entry,
bash-3.00# netstat -rn

Routing Table: IPv4
  Destination           Gateway           Flags  Ref     Use     Interface
-------------------- -------------------- ----- ----- ---------- ---------
192.168.0.0          192.168.0.22         U         1          2 e1000g0
224.0.0.0            192.168.0.22         U         1          0 e1000g0
127.0.0.1            127.0.0.1            UH        1         56 lo0


Can Someone tell me how to use the multicast IP address 224.0.0.0 and How can I use it using netcat(nc) to communicate over the network, I just want to learn how to use multicast address and wanna play with it.
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Unfortunately, you cannot just use a mutlicast address and get the effects of multicast. There is more to it than that. There are a bunch of over the wire requirements that make it behave differently, and the API used
by the application is slightly different with some necessary steps to get it to work. The netcat utility does
not have a feature to use the API to use multicast.

There have been several attempts to make a netcat-like utility for multicast. The most recent seems to be
this one from the Google Summer of Code project: http://code.google.com/p/mnc/

I have played with mutlicast on occasion, and I have used the examples from W. Richard Stevens books.
http://www.kohala.com/start/unpv12e/unpv12e.tar.gz
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Thanks! :-)
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