After upgrading to Solaris[TM] 10, the machine no longer receives multicast packets (IGMP issue) (Doc ID 1018201.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 16, 2014

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
All Platforms

Symptoms

It is reported by some customers that when they upgraded their machine to Solaris[TM] 10, it is no longer able to receive multicast packets. Some of the customer's applications dealing with multicast, which were working well with Solaris[TM] 8 and 9, stop working.

Snoop collected on this Solaris[TM] 10 machine shows that it is sending IGMP membership reports whenever the application joins a multicast group as well as when it receives a query from the switch/router. Snoop also shows that the Solaris 10 host sends multicast packets to destination addresses, but no multicast packets are received from any of the addresses that the application has joined.

Cause

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