[Bridge] [PATCH net-next] bridge: multicast to unicast

Felix Fietkau nbd at nbd.name
Fri Jan 6 13:54:55 UTC 2017


On 2017-01-06 14:54, Johannes Berg wrote:
> 
>> The bridge layer can use IGMP snooping to ensure that the multicast
>> stream is only transmitted to clients that are actually a member of
>> the group. Can the mac80211 feature do the same?
> 
> No, it'll convert the packet for all clients that are behind that
> netdev. But that's an argument for dropping the mac80211 feature, which
> hasn't been merged upstream yet, no?
Right.

- Felix



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