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Multicast forwarding

Client version

  • 3.2


This is the beta version of multicast. It should be stable enough for general use, and has been improved in subsequent releases.


CyberHive Connect can forward multicast traffic between Endpoints. This does not require any multicast-capable network infrastructure to be in place.

All multicasts emitted by the source Endpoint are intercepted and transmitted to all peer Endpoints. It is possible to limit the peer Endpoints using IAM Policy.

The peer Endpoints are then able to join the multicast.


When multicast forwarding is enabled, the multicasts emitted by the source Endpoint are available only within the Trusted Area Network (TAN).

Configuring multicast forwarding

Required version: 3.2

The client must be running version 3.2 to use this feature. If any clients in the same Organisation are running 3.3.0 or higher, multicasting will be disabled for all Endpoints in the Organisation due to incompatibility.

Navigate to the settings tab of the source Endpoint within your Organisation and click on the Edit Settings button.

Endpoint settings

Enable Multicast Forwarding using the check box, and then click on the Save button.


The setting only needs to be enabled on the source Endpoint. Other endpoints will receive multicasts automatically.

The setting will take effect immediately; there is no need to restart the Endpoint.