IGMP Router Changes Negative MFEs to Active and Forwards Packets Needlessly on Same LAN Segment

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When the recipient of multicast packets is on the same LAN segment as the sender of the multicast, the Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) router changes the Negative multicast forwarding entries (MFE) to Active, causing the router to forward packets needlessly.

This behavior also creates duplicate packets on the local LAN, which will break any multicast audio or video application.
This behavior occurs because of a problem in the Rtm.dll file.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time    Version        Size     File name    -----------------------------------------------------    11/06/2000  11:35p  5.0.2195.2667  97,040  Rtm.dll 				
NOTE: Replace the Rtm.dll file with the new version in both the Winnt\System32 folder and the Winnt\System32\Dllcache folder.

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

Article ID: 279096 - Last Review: 10/21/2013 03:36:36 - Revision: 3.3

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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