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Configure a static multicast

I have a special situation where I have a host that does not send an IGMP join message but needs to receive a specific multicast address all the time. The multicast group address that this host needs to be part of does not continuously send packets just every once and a while. What I need is for the host to just receive the specified multicast address all of the time without having to do anything (IGMP join message).

Directly connected to the host is a 3550-SMI switch. Below is what I have tried but was unsuccessful in making work properly. I believe these commands made the port a static member but the host would still not receive the data without a join message. I have a small script that I can send a join message with manually and once I do this I then receive the multicast for a short time until it times out.

enable igmp snooping

ip igmp snooping vlan 105 static 0100.5e00.0203 interface fa0/8.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Configure a static multicast

You can use the following command:

ip igmp join-group

on the interface your client is connected. You will have to upgrade your switch to the EMI version, beacuse multicast routing is not supported on the 3550-SMI.