broadcastclient ?

Hal Murray hmurray at
Sun Dec 18 04:31:29 UTC 2016

esr at said:
> Correct.  As you note, the documentation used ti caution agains using the
> IANA multicat address. I don't know why. 

Because multicast wasn't well thought out and never widely implemented in a 
way that worked well.

The fundamental problem is how much of the net do you want your packet to 
cover, and/or who specifies that?  If a client gets to specify how-far, it's 
easy for a single packet to put an immense load on the net, including all the 
already overloaded last-mile links.

These are my opinions.  I hate spam.

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