Ticket #6353 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

No multicast traffic received by guest - FreeBSD guest any intel (e1000) adapter

Reported by: immune69@… Owned by:
Priority: major Component: network
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: BSD
Host type: Linux


This seems to be a bug for some time now.It suppose to be fixed in VirtualBox 3.0.6 (released 2009-09-09) but this seems not to be the case(after trying 3.0.6 version).FreeBSD Guest can't see any multicast traffic in bridge mode sing any intel adapter (e1000) in 3.1.4 either.

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comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by gowa

Having the same problem. Under some circumstances neither Windows (host system) nor Gentoo linux (guest system) receive multicast packets (e.g. IGMP join).

I have a Windows machine (A) that connects to the WAN through the other Windows machine (B) which has VirtualBox with Gentoo installed on it. Gentoo acts as a router. It uses VirtualBox' bridging (e1000) for two real LAN ethernet interfaces: one for WAN, one for LAN.

Machine (A) starts VideoLAN Client to get IP-TV. VideoLAN sends IGMP packet to multicast address (it could be sniffed by Wireshark on this machine (A)). But this packet does not reach Machine B (router). Wireshark on Windows (B) and tcpdump on Gentoo (VirtualBox) show that there are no IGMP packets at all.

To fix this I do one very simple action: I stop my VirtualBox and start it again. This thing helps endeed - everything works fine after that.

So, at least a kind of instable behaviour take place here. Do not know - VirtualBox problem or Windows one...?

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

This might be fixed by VBox 3.1.8. Please reopen if necessary.

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