I have been asked to set up a multicast network for work and have no idea where to begin. I have looked online but all I seem to be able to find is setting it up for multimedia.
What we are trying to do:
We have a few terminals that are scatted around a building and currently they all talk back to a server. We now have to add a stand along computer to the mix and it needs to listen in on all of the information that is coming from the terminals. For unexplainable reasons we cannot set up the server to forward communications to the stand along computer so we have to use multicasting. There is apparently no problems in setting up the terminals to multicast as that will be done before they turn up but what I am needing to work out is how to set up the router/switch to work with multicast and to forward it onto the stand alone computer as well as the server. I also need to know if there is anything I need to set up on the computer itself. the computer is running XP.
We only need information going to the the server from the terminals. we do not need to listen into any replies.
thanks for any help you can give.