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Support for UDP multicast endpoints


This is not a complete multicast transport but just minimal group membership management when an explicit class D IP address is specified in any UDP endpoint.

Of course this is only useful on LANs, but in combination with Glacier2 it makes a nice framework for your mcast applications (think about a multicast IcePatch to support simultaneous deployment of an application to a whole LAN, ...)

F. Moya


  • Francisco,

    what's the status of this patch? What version does it work with? And do you have any sample code that you could share?

    Many thanks,
  • dwayne
    dwayne St. John's, Newfoundland
    Ice 3.3 supports UDP multicast. The final 3.3 release will be in the very near future. In the meantime you can download the beta (3.3b) if you want to try it. There is a demo included that shows how you could use multicast as a discovery service.

  • Wonderful, thanks, Dwayne.