Multicast? what exactly it does? How useful it is?

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Bay, Oct 25, 2003.

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    Bay Guest


    I have questions regarding the multicast scopes. From the book I read, I
    understand it is for one-to-many network communications. But under what
    situtations that we need to use multicast scope though? Is it necessary?
    Does it make things easier? I don't quite get it because the book doesn't
    explain too much about what multicast does instead of just teaching me how
    to create a multicast scope under the DHCP snap in.


    Bay, Oct 25, 2003
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    billyw Guest

    have a look at video conferencing
    billyw, Oct 25, 2003
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    Herb Martin Guest

    When you have a single source (typically some type of "show") which
    must be received by many clients -- but not all clients.

    Unicasts go to ONE destination; Broadcasts to ALL destinations;
    multicasts to all but only "registered destinations."

    The multicast DHCP scope is used to distribute a group address or
    addresses to clients who wish to view the same "show."

    Multicast boundary scopes are (an unfortunate re-use of the same phrase)
    a method to restrict or bound the network areas where the multicast is
    forwarded (i.e., control the scope of the show.)
    Herb Martin, Oct 25, 2003
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