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Static Multicast Forwarding
A multicast MAC address is the MAC address of a member of a multicast group. A static multicast address is a multicast MAC address that has been manually entered in the multicast table. Static multicast addresses do not age out. Static multicast forwarding allows you (the administrator) to forward multicast frames to a member without the member having to join the group first. If a multicast group has no members, then the switch will either flood the multicast frames to all ports or drop them. With static multicast forwarding, you can forward these multicasts to port(s) within a VLAN group.