[zeromq-dev] PGM Difference between 2.0.10 and 2.1.1

Andreas Kelle-Emden kelle-emden at vr.rwth-aachen.de
Fri Mar 4 09:37:52 CET 2011

Am 04.03.2011 09:18, schrieb Steven McCoy:
> The Linux loopback adapter doesn't support multicast, although on
> platforms like Solaris it does.  The changes were to reduce the
> collisions and problems occurring by selecting the loopback adapter
> instead of a real interface.  Note that you are still going to have an
> issue with the default setting of most Linux boxes on DHCP, namely
> defaulting to the address as the node address.
> Alternative is to pick a normal interface and enable multicast loop,
> however be warned that this breaks reliability as most IP stacks do not
> support multiplexing of unicast packets, i.e. NAK requests cannot be
> received.
> Recommended solution for production is to add a IPC or ITC transport to
> the zeromq socket.

It's just a test for PGM/EPGM, not actual production code. I was testing 
it on first, tests on more machines will follow.

I am running on a Linux machine and multicast was working before. (At 
least, all messages were received by all running receivers.)

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