Try our conversational search powered by Generative AI!

Sebastian Lundh
Jul 1, 2011
(4 votes)

Multicast configuration with multiple NIC’s.

nicToUseName gives the possibility to name the Network you want to send EPiServer remote events over.

UDP multicast is so esey, no need to add a section for each site in an enterprise configuration.  No need to setup special ports for listening and sending events. Just uncomment from standard configuration and it works.

Very often servers have double NIC's in use and when sending out udp multicast packets it will by standard choose the NIC with lowest index. So you startup Wireshark and don’t see any packets at all when listening on one of the NIC’s and filtering out UDP packets. So you listen on the other NIC and see that it’s actually trying sending out events over the wrong network.

Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections
Check the name of the connection.

Set this value as nicToUseName="nameofthenetwork"

Add this to web.config like:
        <binding name="RemoteEventsBinding">
          <binaryMessageEncoding />
          <udpTransport multicast="True" nicToUseName="Local Area Connection"  />

Now it will send and listen on this network.

Jul 01, 2011


Please login to comment.
Latest blogs
Optimizely Opal... what it does actually do?

At Opticon 2023, Optimizely announced its first AI product Opal. AI is definitely the new tech buzzword in 2024 and with promises that AI will be...

Jon Jones | Feb 25, 2024 | Syndicated blog

How to add more Content Area Context Menu Item in Optimizely CMS 12

Hey folks, today I will share something related to Context Menu customization in the Content Area of Optimizely CMS. As you know, the content area ...

Binh Nguyen | Feb 25, 2024

Developer meetups in Stockholm & Helsinki

It's time for developer meetups! Next month we will be in Stockholm and Helsinki. Join us for getting the latest updates from Optimizely, be inspir...

Magnus Kjellander | Feb 23, 2024

Roll Your Own Security Headers

Proper security headers are a must for your Optimizely driven website. There are a variety of tools out there that will help with this, but when...

Ethan Schofer | Feb 21, 2024