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[Bug 1218959] Re: KVM virbr# no longer forwards multicast traffic by default (U12.04)


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  KVM virbr# no longer forwards multicast traffic by default (U12.04)

Status in “libvirt” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:
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Bug description:
  A recent kernel update (Apr 2013) has made it's way to U12.04.2 LTS
  (approx June-Aug 2013) and has stopped the (default) behaviour of
  automatically forwarding multicast traffic over virbr#.  Some updates
  the bridge subsystem now, by default, disable multicast traffic
  without IGMP Querier being enabled on that bridge.

  The corresponding Fedora/RHEL bug tracks the progress/updates of this specific change in relation to Fedora.  

  (I have yet to find a similar bug report in Ubuntu so I have created
  this bug to help the Ubuntu community identify multicast issues that
  may arise since April 2013 in U12.04 LTS and presumably other Ubuntu
  releases as backports are made and break regression testing.)

  Using the latest patches in U12.04.2 LTS this following addition, with some modifications, can be made to the udev rules will enable multicast on virbr# bridge:

  While this is an improvement/correction to KVM bridge networking it
  has broken existing functionality in U12.04.2 LTS and broke regressed
  functionality that once worked.

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