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    SubjectRe: anyone ever done multicast AF_UNIX sockets?

    Hi Terje,

    On Mon, 4 Mar 2003, Terje Eggestad wrote:

    > How do you design a protocol that uses multicast to send a request to do
    > work?
    >
    > All uses I can think of right now of multicast/broadcast is:
    > * Discovery, like in NIS.
    > * Announcements like in OSPF.
    > * update like in NTP broadcast
    >

    I know we are digressing away from main discussion ...

    The concept of reliable multicast is known to be useful.
    Look at(for some sample apps):
    http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/rmt-charter.html

    But we are talking about a distributed system in that context.

    Agreed, reliability and multicast do not always make sense.


    cheers,
    jamal
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