Bursts of fragmented multicast traffic result in dropped packets

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • 10Mbps multicast traffic is received with no problems
  • Bursts of 30Mpbs multicast traffic results in lost data frames
  • Does not occur on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 using identical hardware
  • Large UDP packets that cause fragmentation at the IP level


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5
  • Dell PowerEdge 850
  • Multicast

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