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How do i setup multicast between 3  linux servers,  all are running centos.  I am trying to understand how multicast works.
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I presume ip-multicast here and no routing daemon for multicast (like pimd etc.)

Check that you have multicast enabled.
ip a sh | grep -i multicast

Add multicast to your routing table.
ip r a 224.0.0.0/4 dev  <yournetwrokinterface> scope link

like this for eth0
ip r a 224.0.0.0/4 dev eth0 scope link

or the old way
route add -net 224.0.0.0 netmask 240.0.0.0 dev <yournetwrokinterface>

check it:
ip route sh

ping 224.0.0.1

You should get some answers from multicast enabled units on your network. Possibly a few DUP also.

If no answer your problem is in between. Ie local firewall, external firewall, switch with broken broadcaststorm prevention, router etc.
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Thank you very much, but does router should support multicast?
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thank you for the helps.
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