Subject: Re: [Q] multicast?
To: None <ian@south-border.COM, port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Heiko W.Rupp <>
List: port-i386
Date: 09/10/1996 08:59:33
In <>, The Unseen wrote:
:|How does one go seting up the routing table on netbsd to be able to enjoy
:|apps that take advantage of multicast?  I tried adding pointing

You have to run mrouted(8) (afaik).

You should be able to send and recveive multiacst packets locally though.
If you get a 'no route to host' then it might be that you have to start
the multicast receiver for the wanted group first; i.e. multicast packets
won't leave your computer if there are no receivers, which makes sense.

Doing something like "route add net 224 <ip of ed0>" does not make much
sense, as multicast adresses are 'groups' and not IP-adresses in the
classical sense.

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