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From carbon60 <a...@sherman.ca>
Subject Re: Restricting Multicast Discovery
Date Fri, 28 Mar 2008 11:46:30 GMT


James.Strachan wrote:
> 
> On 27/03/2008, carbon60 <adam@sherman.ca> wrote:
>>  I apologize for asking basic questions! I am trying to configure
>> multicast
>>  discovery among brokers on an insecure network. Is this possible or a
>> good
>>  idea?
>>
>>  I don't know much about multicast, so I don't understand how to restrict
>>  which systems get connected.
> 
> You can use different multicast addresses for different groups of
> systems; but multicast is insecure; so you probably wanna use security
> in the brokers to prevent unwanted connections etc.
> 

Is there anything needed at the OS-level to create a multicast group, or can
I just invent an address?

Also, I need to at least restrict the multicast broadcasts to a specific
network interface, is this possible?

I will look into using some form of basic security.

Thank you,

A.


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