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ip-maddress - multicast addresses management

ip [ OPTIONS ] maddress { COMMAND | help }
ip maddress [ add | del ] MULTIADDR dev NAME
ip maddress show [ dev NAME ]

maddress objects are multicast addresses.

dev NAME (default)
the device name.
ip maddress add - add a multicast address
ip maddress delete - delete a multicast address
These commands attach/detach a static link-layer multicast address to listen on the interface. Note that it is impossible to join protocol multicast groups statically. This command only manages link-layer addresses.
address LLADDRESS (default)
the link-layer multicast address.
dev NAME
the device to join/leave this multicast address.


Original Manpage by Michail Litvak <>
20 Dec 2011 iproute2