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Re: Multicast Traffic on Backbones

  • From: Eric A. Hall
  • Date: Sun Jun 10 18:17:09 2001


> 2) unicast doesn't scale to the sort of audiences of radio/tv
>    broadcasts and if you try it becomes financially unviable too
>    (even with people attempting to fake multicast, e.g. Akamai)

Yeap, which is why the multicast holds up well for 24x7 streaming. Unicast
sucks for it because of the infrastructure demand.

Internet radio exists as a good current candidate for multicasting, since
it isn't used in VCR mode.

> And there's reasonable argument over making the intenet = tv

Who's to say it can't be both TV and VCR and magazine all at once.

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Eric A. Hall                                        http://www.ehsco.com/
Internet Core Protocols          http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/coreprot/




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