Sending Multicast Packets from Docker Container (to multicast group)

I have an application that sends messages over UDP multicast that I’ve been attempting to put under docker. I’ve been running into much headwind trying to send multicast packets from a docker container.

I have been able to send messages through the --net=host option on running the docker container. I would, however, like to stick with a bridge configuration.

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    -P 0.0.0.0:16000:16000/udp
    

    This doesn’t give me any change in behavior and my host doesn’t see any multicast traffic.

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    Docker network drivers have no IGMP/PIM support, so you should really establish a direct Layer 2 connection from the container to the physical switch/router.

    As you have found out yourself, docker’s default bridge network will not help you here.

    I haven’t tested it with multicast, but you should be able to achieve that with Pipework.

    macvlan driver should help you with your problem, but is currently experimental as of Docker Engine 1.11

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