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[note from the author, 2013: mrd6 is unsupported software. Since 2005 native multicast forwarding support has been added to Linux and pim6sd can be used to manage it. mrd6's codebase is kept around for historical reasons, it should still work in current kernels and still allows you to do funky things with routing. Feel free to fork. -hugo] This is mrd6, a ipv6 multicast routing daemon for Linux (and BSD). It supports MLDv2 (and MLDv1 compatibility), PIM-SM (including SSM support, BSR and Embedded-RP), partial MBGP support (IPv6 multicast SAFI to populate the local mrib, when used in an edge), native and virtual interfaces (ipv6-ipv4, ipv6-ipv6 and tun/tap tunnels have all been tested extensively) as well as remote configuration (via CLI). Automatic translation of IPv4 multicast traffic to IPv6 is also supported (contributed by Teemu Kiviniemi). You may use mrd6 with any Linux 2.6 based system as no kernel support for ipv6 multicast forwarding is required, that feature is implemented by mrd6 itself. Build requirements: a GNU build system, including G++ and Make. To build the default configuration, just run 'make', a 'mrd6' binary will be compiled in src/. You can then install it (including default configuration files and man pages) into your system using 'make install'. For a custom build, run 'make config', where support for individual features may be enabled or disabled. For more information refer to http://fivebits.net/proj/mrd6/ mrd6 started being developed in 2004 and thus it's showing it's age. However it is still a useful tool in certain scenarios, including quick network prototyping, testing new network features and even to run in embedded systems. - Hugo Santos <firstname.lastname@example.org>