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mcsender - Multicast test tool to send multicast test packets

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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).
August 8, 2011 Debian Sid