I want to test my MVPN environment beyond sending a bunch of ICMP packets.
¿ Would you please point me to free client/server streaming tools for this purpose? If possible, with Apple Mac support. If possible, easy to install please 🐵
VLC is the one to go for:
1/ VLC for MAC download link https://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html
2/ how to make VLC stream multicast https://peakdrive.com/?p=440
3/beware of default TTL==1! How to adjust mcast TTL in VLC https://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?t=56351
Thank you Aarseniev!
Best regards, Rogelio
There are different options to run multicast stream, the most popular option is VLC, having a client(PC) and server(PC) running VLC and stream a video, once you have it enabled, make sure you set TTL higher than 1 , otherwise it will be dropped in the first hop
Download VLC : https://www.videolan.org/vlc/
How to setup VLC : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5yukRgfk5Y
TTL in VLC : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ySVLzH3dMw
You can try this one, however i'm not very handy with MAC.
Last but not least, in Juniper(some platforms support it , some not, to know if its supported, try if that command can be auto-completed) you have the option to do SAP (Session Announcement Protocol ) , this is a quick method to test multicast, for example :
We have an MX router with SAP enabled in 18.104.22.168 , then in the other side of the network you want to run ping bypass to that address, here is a better view:
MX-1(SAP)---<---cloud-----> MX-2(ping bypass)
MX-1 : set protocols sap 22.214.171.124 5000 - https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/junos/topics/task/configuration/multicast-sap-config.html
MX-2: ping 126.96.36.199 bypass-routing ttl 30 interface <outgoing interface>
After that, you should be able to ping 188.8.131.52(it should respond to icmp), if multicast is enabled properly in your network.
Hope this help!
Thank yoy Franky! I will give it a shot.