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Re: Multicast Traffic on Backbones

  • From: John Fraizer
  • Date: Fri Jun 15 01:29:09 2001


Troll

On Fri, 15 Jun 2001, Thomas R. Charron wrote:

> >Essentially every major network operator has one network engineer
> >who can set up multicast for customers.  The problem is very few
> >networks have figured out how to turn multicast into a commercial
> >product. So if you don't find that one engineer, you are out of
> >luck.
> 
> >Unicast streaming may be less efficient, but most providers can figure
> >out how to charge for it and make it a supported product.  Unfortunately
> >some folks have confused multimedia with multicast.  While I've seen
> >many multimedia multicast applications, I haven't seen one which can't
> >have its essential elements replicated by unicast streams.  Is there
> >a killer-ap for multicast?
> 
> 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.
> 
> Tom
> 


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John Fraizer
EnterZone, Inc






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