[Spread-users] Retransmission and Connection Problems

George Schlossnagle george at omniti.com
Fri Oct 3 10:27:09 EDT 2003

On Friday, October 3, 2003, at 01:35  AM, Jonathan Stanton wrote:

> This is only a quick reply now as it's 1:30am and I'm really crashing.
> I have seen a number of issues with multi-homed machines. Sometimes 
> they
> work just fine, sometimes they can work if configured (either Spread
> configuration, or networking) and sometimes they seem to have problems
> because of OS issues (usually Linux -- hopefully FreeBSD doesn't have 
> the
> same problems).
> My experience has been that multicast with multihomed machines can be
> tricky because often only one interface is assigned to route multicast
> packets and so if it isn't the right one (meaning the one the Spread
> configuration is using) then nothing works.

My experience is that this is only the case on linux.  Every other OS 
works fine, but if you dont manually set your multicast route correctly 
in linux, you're hosed.


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