Equipment supporting multicast routing ?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by cube, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. macrumors G4

    May 10, 2004
    The firewall I bought is FAIL. It does not support multicast routing between subnets.

    Ideally, what I want is a small firewall with around 8 gigabit ports and DMZ.

    If I can't find something like that, then I'll have to see how to fit a small gigabit firewall with DMZ and a small gigabit switch with around 8 ports.

    Anything that qualifies?

  2. macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX USA
    Since no one responded since yesterday, I'd say your best bet is your own suggestion: Run a switch behind your router for your intra-subnet network activity. Routing multicast is a nasty thing and a potential security risk, which is why most routers filter that out.
  3. thread starter macrumors G4

    May 10, 2004
    That doesn't solve routing multicast between the LAN and the private DMZ.

    I don't need multicast to cross over to the WAN.

    There are products with multicast routing capability (not just passthrough to the WAN which I don't want).
  4. macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2008
  5. thread starter macrumors G4

    May 10, 2004

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