Re: Multicasting (bandwidth)

From: Solbu (solbu_at_ugyldig.start.no)
Date: 05/31/05


Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 04:26:43 +0200


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themf@graffiti.net tried to express the following opinion:

> If there is a server which is multicasting to the Internet, does it use
> separate bandwidth for each connection? i.e. if one stream is taking
> say, 5k, will a 1000 streams take 5000k, and therefore use all the
> bandwidth I have from my provider?

No, that is called unicast.

> Or, does ONE packet leave my host and then split across every router
> necessary to get to all the hosts requesting a connection? This is what
> my understanding of "multicast" was.

That is multicast.

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