Multicast on loopback?

From: Erik G. Burrows (
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 18:03:23 EST

In developing multicast applications, I would like to be able to test
locally over the loopback interface. This does not work without adding a
bogus route statement to get the kernel to hand up the packets from
loopback to my waiting application.

This route statement is not necessary with other network drivers, so I
assume that adding some logic to the loopback driver would fix this
problem. Is it possible to get this added?

-Erik G. Burrows

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