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Re: Real Media and M-Bone feeds

  • From: Vadim Antonov
  • Date: Tue Oct 05 18:36:05 1999

Charles Sprickman <[email protected]> wrote:

> And wouldn't a cache box with multiple people watching "live content"
> basically bring us right back to multicasting?  One stream to the cache
> operator, multiple streams out to the clients...  Multicasting.

There's a subtle but very important difference: such "multicasting"
does not involve injection of customer-originated routing information
into the global routing system.

Which means that scalability is not an issue.

> There's at least one commercial service that does this with RV and
> NetShow.