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Re: Real Media and M-Bone feeds

  • From: Vadim Antonov
  • Date: Tue Oct 05 13:31:36 1999

From: Randy Bush <[email protected]>

>> Multicast is broken as an idea, period.  Now, why won't we
>> just forget about it and spend our life doing something
>> useful instead?

> because, although it is getting less expensive quickly, transport costs
> money.  multicast promises to reduce that cost near sources.

I strongly suspect that the combined time of engineering staff spent
on deployment and development of mulitcasting won't be paid off by
the supposed transport cost savings any time soon.

Worse yet, it distracts from deployment of the real solution - cacheing.

> this is a better fantasy than the qos smokers who think it will effectively
> get more bits into the pipe.

...or at least more buds :)