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Re: Proposal: do multicast testing on TTM boxes

  • To: Gert Doering <
  • From: Mark Santcroos <
  • Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 16:56:16 +0200

Hi Gert,

Gert Doering wrote:
The initial question was "how to monitor the multicast Internet?", and
the answer is *hard* - you can't easily do it from just within one
network, as you never have a proper full view of multicast packets
flowing "to" and "fro".
Is there such a thing as "the multicast Internet"?
I've thought and talked about this before ...

The thing I was told is "nobody does IP multicast as bandwidth is cheap".

Apparently, people who need multicast-like features do it a few layers higher on the OSI model.