multicast not happy ?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Fri Jun 15 22:35:51 UTC 2007

In message <200706160015.35344.zec at>, Marko Zec writes:
>On Saturday 16 June 2007 00:06:12 John Merryweather Cooper wrote:

>An explicit route to send multicast packets wasn't needed in 4.x days - 
>having an interface join the target mcast group was enough.

Yes, but getting the group started is a problem, if none of the machines
on the network have a default route to get things started.

See the patch I posted.

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