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MCSENDER

MCSENDER

Section: Maintenance Commands (8) Updated: October 23, 2009
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NAME

mcsender - Multicast test tool to send multicast test packets  

SYNOPSIS

mcsender [-t<ttl>] [-i<interface>] ip:port

 

DESCRIPTION

mcsender sends multicast packets to the specified IPv4 or IPv6 multicast address and port. The packets sent contain the string "this is the test message from mclab/mcsender\n".

 

OPTIONS

-t<ttl>
Set the TTL (or hop limit for IPv6) to the specified value.

-i<interface>
Specify the interface to use for outgoing multicast datagrams.

 

EXAMPLES

To send datagrams to IPv4 multicast address 239.1.1.1 and port 12345 with a TTL of 3:

$ mcsender -t3 239.1.1.1:12345

To send datagrams to IPv4 multicast address 239.1.1.1 and port 12345 with a TTL of 3 out of interface eth1:

$ mcsender -ieth1 -t3 239.1.1.1:12345

To send datagrams to IPv6 multicast address ff15::1 and port 12345 with a hop limit of 3:

$ mcsender -t3 ff15::1:12345

To send datagrams to IPv6 multicast address ff15::1 and port 12345 with a hop limit of 3 out of interface eth1:

$ mcsender -ieth1 -t3 ff15::1:12345

 

AUTHOR

mcsender was written by Carsten Schill <carsten@cschill.de>.

Support for IPv6 was added by Todd Hayton <todd.hayton@gmail.com>.

This manual page was written by Julien BLACHE <jblache@debian.org>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).


 

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