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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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