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Multicast packets being dropped at IP layer?

External multicast data is being received by machine #1 and forwarded to machine #2. On machine #2 I can see the multicast packets being received when I use tcpdump, ethtool and netstat -i (ethernet layer).

However, when I run netstat -s -u the number of UDP packets isn’t increasing, nor is InMcastPkts but InOctets is increasing. So my guess is packets are being dropped in the IP or UDP/TCP layer?

How can I confirm this and what would be the most-likely cause of the packet-loss?

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