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  1. JGroups
  2. JGRP-1189

Convert IPv4 multicast addresses to IPv6 multicast addresses in an IPv6 stack

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    • Type: Feature Request
    • Status: Resolved (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Done
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 2.10
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      Description

      When we run a config with mcast_addr="239.5.5.5" in an IPv6 stack, then the channel won't be created due to the sanity check exception.

      Solution: map the IPv4 multicast address to an IPv6 equivalent, e.g.

      239.5.5.5 --> FF0e::239.5.5.5, as outlined in [1]

      [1] http://www.6net.org/publications/standards/draft-venaas-mboned-v4v6mcastgw-00.txt
      [2] http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2529.html

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