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Re: Multicast Traffic on Backbones
- From: John Fraizer
- Date: Fri Jun 15 01:29:09 2001
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
> >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.