Re: multicast groups on ether


Hans-Werner Braun (hwb@MCR.UMICH.EDU)
Sun, 5 Apr 87 10:09:07 EST


You have to watch out, though. Most interfaces I know of only support a
limited set of multicast addresses (DEQNAs, I think, just have a table
for fourteen or so addresses in general). You don't really want to end
up having to listen to each and every packet in a multiprotocol gateway,
just because your multicast address table in the EThernet device overflows.

        -- Hans-Werner



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