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authorHemant Agrawal <>2017-06-23 12:53:59 +0530
committerThomas Monjalon <>2017-07-10 00:46:38 +0200
commit7c8f4eedeb8485316c7c3bc8c425a60ce31b0598 (patch)
parent99ad488b68351111a462227d5ccbe93c1395043b (diff)
doc: add note for IPv4 multicast application
Add a note to indicate that only first four ports can be tested with this application. Signed-off-by: Hemant Agrawal <> Acked-by: John McNamara <>
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diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ipv4_multicast.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ipv4_multicast.rst
index 7d2b27e..49712a0 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ipv4_multicast.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ipv4_multicast.rst
@@ -51,6 +51,12 @@ The lookup method is the Four-byte Key (FBK) hash-based method.
The lookup table is composed of pairs of destination IPv4 address (the FBK)
and a port mask associated with that IPv4 address.
+.. note::
+ The max port mask supported in the given hash table is 0xf, so only first
+ four ports can be supported.
+ If using non-consecutive ports, use the destination IPv4 address accordingly.
For convenience and simplicity, this sample application does not take IANA-assigned multicast addresses into account,
but instead equates the last four bytes of the multicast group (that is, the last four bytes of the destination IP address)
with the mask of ports to multicast packets to.