Equipment supporting multicast routing ?

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

  1. macrumors G3

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    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    aarond12

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    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 G3

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    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).
     
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