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RE: Multicast Traffic on Backbones
- From: Thomas R. Charron
- Date: Fri Jun 15 01:13:29 2001
Title: RE: Multicast Traffic on Backbones
"Thomas R. Charron" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> A South Korean company has developed an app that sets up multicast on a
> network automatically. No router config required. It does it with a small
> active-x that installs on a user's machine and gives a server on the ntwk
> all the info it needs to route the multicast stream. Pretty cool stuff.
> I'd call it a killer-ap for multicasting.
It sounds as if I'd probably call it "unicast".
No, it's multicasting. The active-x interacts with the server to determine which clients are viable for grouping into a virtual multicasting ntwk (independently of routers). These little active-x's interact with the server to register themselves in a multicast group, and they can repeat the signal for others in their group or even to other groups. It's P2P and IP Multicasting put together.