hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Sun Dec 18 04:31:29 UTC 2016
esr at thyrsus.com 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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