Tvheadend with Telia IPTV

This page will describe how to configure Tvheadend to receive multicast TV streams via your Telia broadband connection, note that you must be subscribed to the TV service or else the service is not provisioned to your customer port.

TODO: Not using Telia switch, VLAN ID 825?


TODO: Add groups, link to file with channel names etc

Ubuntu and Debian

Example configuration for /etc/network/interfaces

iface eth1 inet dhcp
        vendor "TeliaSonera_VIP1910-9" 
        post-up echo 2 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/eth1/force_igmp_version
        # rp_filter change is only needed if you have multiple network interfaces and the default route
        # is not routed to the interface receiving the multicast streams
        post-up echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/all/rp_filter
        post-up echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/eth1/rp_filter

Example configuration for /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf

interface "eth1" {
        vendor-class-identifier "TeliaSonera_VIP1910-9";


A vendor class identifier used by the Telia STB must be present in the DHCP request, a known working identifier is "!TeliaSonera_VIP1910-9".

For dhclient this configuration line changes the vendor class identifier.

vendor-class-identifier "TeliaSonera_VIP1910-9";


echo 2 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/eth1/force_igmp_version

Setup with multiple network interfaces

If the default route is not routed out on the interface used to receive the multicast stream you must disable RPF or add a route to the source IP used in the received stream otherwise the packets will be dropped by the kernel because of RPF and will not be passed on to Tvheadend.

echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/all/rp_filter
echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/$INTERFACE/rp_filter

If you instead want to have RPF enabled you can add a route to the source of the multicast stream.


Updated by Mattias Wadman over 12 years ago · 18 revisions