Capturing multicast data with Wireshark with IGMP Snooping Enabled at the switch

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Published on 2011-08-16T22:00:42Z Indexed on 2012/12/16 5:07 UTC
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I am trying to capture multicast traffic via Wireshark (actually TShark), however the switch has IGMP snooping enabled and will only send Multicast traffic on the ports that have an active IGMP subscription.

I am currently getting around this by having a separate application hold the groups open I wish to record, but I am trying to set up a system to start/stop recording data dynamically and this extra complexity is painful.

Is there a way to force Wireshark to send out IGMP Subscriptions for multicast groups it is recording?

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