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IGMP proxy and IGMP snooping with proxy reporting

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Nameless, May 25, 2017.

  1. Nameless

    Nameless New Member

    May 25, 2017
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    Hi guys.

    I am investigating IGMP snooping now and have found the somewhat similar sounding terms:
    • IGMP proxy - which is implemented by igmpproxy and mcproxy;
    • IGMP snooping with proxy reporting - which assumes the limiting of IGMP Membership reports and Leave messages forwarded to IGMP Querier through the IGMP-snooping-enabled bridge, in addition to the basic IGMP snooping functionality.

    Do these terms describe the common functionality? I mean can I use igmpproxy or mcproxy to implement IGMP snooping with proxy reporting in a Linux bridge? As far as I understand the kernel implementation of IGMP snooping is pretty straightforward and doesn't support proxy reporting.

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