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Forcing a router to forward multicast?????

I have two routers with an ethernet interface and a t1 between them.

I have a stream server connected to router A's ethernet and a receiver connected to router B's ethernet. In a normal situation I would specify IP PIM *some*-mode on the ethernet interfaces and the t1 interfaces and let the receiver make an IGMP request to get the routers to forward the multicast from the stream server. The problem I have is that the receiver does not support IGMP and just snoops its ethernet interface. Further more the stream could be sent on any number of multicast ip addresses. Is there a way to force multicast traffic from the ethernet of router a to the ethernet of router b?

At the moment I have added the IP IPMG JOIN (address) comand on the ethernet interface of router B. It works but the problem with this is that the comand does not acept any wild cards. For my situation I would have to enter one comand for every ip address between and Not an Ideal solution. Any ideas would be appreciated.


Re: Forcing a router to forward multicast?????

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Re: Forcing a router to forward multicast?????

You could use bridging from your first router Ethernet to your second router's ethernet, if you don't have any other traffic type on the link which needs routing. This isn't a clean solution either, though !

Hope it helps !

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