[Standards-JIG] the word "multicast" is not appropriate

Carlo v. Loesch CvL at mail.symlynX.com
Thu Jun 1 10:02:06 UTC 2006


Richard Dobson typeth:
| Looking up the definition of multicast no where did it say that to be 
| multicast it has to operate in a tree or mesh format, multicast at its 
| simplest is simply the concept of sending one packet/message that then 
| ends up getting delivered to multiple end points, it appears that it is 

*efficiently* with the splits happening at the topologically best
places.. this implies a tree or mesh or something.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multicast
    Multicast is the delivery of information to a group of destinations simultaneously using the most efficient strategy to deliver the messages over each link of the network only once and only create copies when the links to the destinations split.





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