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Show Connected Multicasts

Jun 2017


This page discusses two tools. ngstat and ip

To show if an interface is actively listening to any multicast streams, we can show this by using the netstat command: (netstat -ng)

netstat -ng

IPv6/IPv4 Group Memberships
Interface       RefCnt Group
--------------- ------ ---------------------
lo              1      224.0.0.1
eth2            4      239.0.200.1
eth2            1      224.0.0.1
eth3            1      224.0.0.1
eth4            1      224.0.0.1
eth5            1      224.0.0.1
eth0            1      224.0.0.1
eth1            1      224.0.0.1
lo              1      ff02::1
eth2            1      ff02::1
eth3            1      ff02::1
eth4            1      ff02::1
eth5            1      ff02::1
eth0            1      ff02::1
eth1            1      ff02::1


This is a packager (v8) that I have setup a service on. That service is an ABR service containing four streams, so the line:

eth2 4 239.0.200.1

Is interesting to me, I can see that from address 239.0.200.1 (the MFEL multicast output) Interface 2 is connected to four multicasts.

Another tool we can use is ip maddr this gives more information.

1:      lo
        inet  224.0.0.1
        inet6 ff02::1
2:      eth2
        link  01:00:5e:00:c8:01
        link  33:33:00:00:00:01
        link  01:00:5e:00:00:01
        inet  239.0.200.1 users 4
        inet  224.0.0.1
        inet6 ff02::1
3:      eth3
        link  01:00:5e:00:00:01
        inet  224.0.0.1
        inet6 ff02::1
4:      eth4
        link  33:33:00:00:00:01
        link  01:00:5e:00:00:01
        inet  224.0.0.1
        inet6 ff02::1
5:      eth5
        link  01:00:5e:00:00:01
        inet  224.0.0.1
        inet6 ff02::1
6:      eth0
        link  33:33:00:00:00:01
        link  01:00:5e:00:00:01
        inet  224.0.0.1
        inet6 ff02::1
7:      eth1
        link  01:00:5e:00:00:01
        inet  224.0.0.1
        inet6 ff02::1



On interface 2, we can see the same information, but just formatted in a different way:

eth2
link 01:00:5e:00:c8:01
link 33:33:00:00:00:01
link 01:00:5e:00:00:01
inet 239.0.200.1 users 4
inet 224.0.0.1
inet6 ff02::1


show_connected_multicasts.txt · Last modified: 2017/07/12 18:29 by walkeradmin