Do we ever want to bind more than 8 multicast MAC addresses?
ypod at mit.edu
Fri Apr 18 11:50:16 EDT 2008
what's possible? why not?
David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-04-18 at 11:43 -0400, Polychronis Ypodimatopoulos wrote:
>> Is it possible to associate shared activities with ethernet ports
>> instead of whole multicast addresses? Then we would only need one single
>> multicast address and do the filtering on the ethernet ports (eg IP is
>> port 0x0800). At the very least, the multicast address is 6 bytes and
>> the ethernet port is 2 bytes.
> That's possible, yes -- although you won't get the device filtering it
> for you then.
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