How to implement the IGMP in Linux?

Posted on 2009-04-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I would like to test IGMP and multicast address. Could you please show me some working example to learn it in better way please. Many thanks!

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The Linux operating system supports IGMP. The Linux kernel at the core of the operating system only implements IGMP as host side, not router side, however a daemon such as mrouted can be used to act as a IGMP Linux router. There are also entire routing suites (such as XORP), which turn an ordinary computer into a full-fledged multicast router.
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    I use VLC to play around with multicast.

    It can multicast a videoclip out on the lan using RDP, and you can setup clients on multiple pc's to receive the multicast stream.

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    Thanks! :-)

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