[mythtv-users] Way out idea on watchingsame thinginmultiplerooms

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Thu Jan 7 19:10:12 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 6:14 AM, Gareth Glaccum
<gareth.glaccum at btopenworld.com> wrote:
> Yes, the switch is not up to the job, in that multicast is not properly
> handled, or it is not configured correctly.

I think you're overstating it.

There are hubs, switches, and routers.  Generally, hubs always
transmit on all ports, switches direct packets based on ethernet
hardware addresses (and multicast packets generally have a broadcast
ethernet hardware address), and routers direct packets based on higher
level logic.

If you buy a switch and it acts like a switch (and doesn't do what a
router does), then it's not the case the "multicast is not properly
handled or it is not configured correctly".  It's a switch and it's
doing what a switch does.  If you want/need a router you should get a


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