thats why you are multicast pinging (think as brodcast)
the 188.8.131.52 means to the all multicats enabled devices (routers running certain routing protocols, switches, servers, end devices)
so when you ping to the 184.108.40.206 all mentioned devices with multicast enabled software will respond, thats why you see more devices.
I have also pinged 220.127.116.11 first by my end device and also in my default gateway, In the first it answers me a multicast server, in the second it answers me all multicast enables local devices (routers, switches, servers) connected to its local interfaces.
Re: Ping Oddity with multicast
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