IGMP and MLD Snooping
IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol) and MLD (Multicast Listener Discovery) snooping are implemented in the bridge driver in the Cumulus Linux kernel and are enabled by default. IGMP snooping processes IGMP v1/v2/v3 reports received on a bridge port in a bridge to identify the hosts which would like to receive multicast traffic destined to that group.
When an IGMPv2 leave message is received, a group specific query is sent to identify if there are any other hosts interested in that group, before the group is deleted.
An IGMP query message received on a port is used to identify the port that is connected to a router and is interested in receiving multicast traffic.
MLD snooping processes MLD v1/v2 reports, queries and v1 done messages for IPv6 groups. If IGMP or MLD snooping is disabled, multicast traffic gets flooded to all the bridge ports in the bridge. Similarly, in the absence of receivers in a VLAN, multicast traffic would be flooded to all ports in the VLAN. The multicast group IP address is mapped to a multicast MAC address and a forwarding entry is created with a list of ports interested in receiving multicast traffic destined to that group.
Configuring IGMP/MLD Querier
If no multicast router is sending queries to configure IGMP/MLD querier
on the switch, you can add a configuration similar to the following in
/etc/network/interfaces. To enable IGMP and MLD snooping for a bridge,
bridge-mcquerier to 1 in the bridge stanza. By default, the
source IP address of IGMP queries is 0.0.0.0. To set the source IP
address of the queries to be the bridge IP address, configure
For an explanation of the relevant parameters, see the
ifupdown-addons-interfaces man page.
For a VLAN-aware bridge, use a configuration like the following:
auto bridge.100 vlan bridge.100 bridge-igmp-querier-src 188.8.131.52 auto bridge iface bridge bridge-ports swp1 swp2 swp3 bridge-vlan-aware yes bridge-vids 100 200 bridge-pvid 1 bridge-mcquerier 1
For a VLAN-aware bridge, like bridge in the above example, to enable
querier functionality for VLAN 100 in the bridge, set
to 1 in the bridge stanza and set
184.108.40.206 in the bridge.100 stanza.
You can specify a range of VLANs as well. For example:
auto bridge.[1-200] vlan bridge.[1-200] bridge-igmp-querier-src 220.127.116.11
For a bridge in traditional mode, use a configuration like the following:
auto br0 iface br0 address 192.0.2.10/24 bridge-ports swp1 swp2 swp3 bridge-vlan-aware no bridge-mcquerier 1 bridge-mcqifaddr 1
Disable IGMP and MLD Snooping
To disable IGMP and MLD snooping, set the
bridge-mcsnoop value to 0.
Example Disable IGMP MLD Snooping Configuration
The example NCLU commands below create a VLAN-aware bridge interface for a VRR-enabled network:
cumulus@switch:~$ net add bridge bridge mcsnoop no cumulus@switch:~$ net pending cumulus@switch:~$ net commit
The commands above add the
bridge-mcsnoop line to the following
example bridge in
auto bridge iface bridge bridge-mcquerier 1 bridge-mcsnoop 0 bridge-ports swp1 swp2 swp3 bridge-pvid 1 bridge-vids 100 200 bridge-vlan-aware yes
Debugging IGMP/MLD Snooping
To get the IGMP/MLD snooping bridge state, run
brctl showstp <bridge>:
cumulus@switch:~$ sudo brctl showstp bridge bridge bridge id 8000.7072cf8c272c designated root 8000.7072cf8c272c root port 0 path cost 0 max age 20.00 bridge max age 20.00 hello time 2.00 bridge hello time 2.00 forward delay 15.00 bridge forward delay 15.00 ageing time 300.00 hello timer 0.00 tcn timer 0.00 topology change timer 0.00 gc timer 263.70 hash elasticity 4096 hash max 4096 mc last member count 2 mc init query count 2 mc router 1 mc snooping 1 mc last member timer 1.00 mc membership timer 260.00 mc querier timer 255.00 mc query interval 125.00 mc response interval 10.00 mc init query interval 31.25 mc querier 0 mc query ifaddr 0 flags swp1 (1) port id 8001 state forwarding designated root 8000.7072cf8c272c path cost 2 designated bridge 8000.7072cf8c272c message age timer 0.00 designated port 8001 forward delay timer 0.00 designated cost 0 hold timer 0.00 mc router 1 mc fast leave 0 flags swp2 (2) port id 8002 state forwarding designated root 8000.7072cf8c272c path cost 2 designated bridge 8000.7072cf8c272c message age timer 0.00 designated port 8002 forward delay timer 0.00 designated cost 0 hold timer 0.00 mc router 1 mc fast leave 0 flags swp3 (3) port id 8003 state forwarding designated root 8000.7072cf8c272c path cost 2 designated bridge 8000.7072cf8c272c message age timer 0.00 designated port 8003 forward delay timer 8.98 designated cost 0 hold timer 0.00 mc router 1 mc fast leave 0 flags
To get the groups and bridge port state, use the
bridge mdb show
command. To display router ports and group information use the
bridge -d -s mdb show command:
cumulus@switch:~$ sudo bridge -d -s mdb show dev bridge port swp2 grp 18.104.22.168 temp 241.67 dev bridge port swp1 grp 22.214.171.124 permanent 0.00 dev bridge port swp1 grp 126.96.36.199 temp 235.43 dev bridge port swp2 grp ff1a::9 permanent 0.00 router ports on bridge: swp3