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Re: RA/RV Feeds from RBN
Tony Li wrote: > Vadim, > > I sympathize with all of your cogent comments when applied to multicasting > in the large. However, multicasting in the small, as practiced by certain > ISPs seems to violate all of your assumptions and thus violates your > conclusions. A specific example is UUcast. Comments? There's always niche applications. It is still silly to build a significant chunkof complexity into the core network just to carry insignificant amount of traffic. Tunnels are our friends. --vadim PS I do not see how isolated network violates "all assumptions". And i fail to see why the same functionality (and a lot more) couldn't be implemented in application-level host-based caches/mcast servers. There's no particular reason to drag these functions into core gateways.