It is a logical identifier for a group of hosts in a computer network that are available to process datagrams or frames intended to be multicast for a designated network service. Multicast addressing can be used in the link layer (Layer 2 in the OSI model), such as Ethernet multicast, and at the internet layer (Layer 3 for OSI) for Internet Protocol Version 4 ([p2p type=”slug” value=”ip-addressing-scheme-ipv4″]IPv4[/p2p]) or Version 6 (IPv6) multicast.
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Below enlisted are the notable well-known IPv4 addresses that are reserved for IP multicasting and that are registered with IANA –
Below enlisted are the notable IPv6 multicast addresses that are registered with the IANA –
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