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I have followed these steps to test Multicasting in Linux. 1. Connect two PCs running with Linux-FC8 through switch (D-Link). 2. Assign IPs statically to both the PCs, ip(10.10.10.1 and ...
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    Enable Multicasting


    I have followed these steps to test Multicasting in Linux.

    1. Connect two PCs running with Linux-FC8 through switch (D-Link).
    2. Assign IPs statically to both the PCs, ip(10.10.10.1 and 10.10.10.2)
    3. Execute below command in both PCs.
    echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
    3. As it's advised to use the following ip in range 224.0.0.0 through 239.255.255.255 for Multicasting,
    Execute below commands in both the PCs :
    ip maddr add 239.255.1.0 dev eth0
    4. Execute below command in any PC.
    ping 239.255.1.0

    No response from other PC. Ping failed.
    we observed the tracedump,
    IP 10.10.10.1 > 239.255.1.0 : ICMP echo request, id 64273, seq 7, length 64


    Please suggest, how to enable multicasting in Linux.

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    What tutorial are you following or where did you get the information on how to setup multicast?

    The simplest way to see if your system is multicast ready is to run the following command;

    Code:
    ifconfig
    Look in the output for multicast under the flags.

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    Yes, ifconfig shows 'multicast'

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