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Re: absense of multicast deployment

  • From: Edward B. DREGER
  • Date: Fri Mar 03 20:20:40 2006

JA> Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2006 15:42:25 -0500
JA> From: Joe Abley

JA> If there's such a compelling need for native multicast, why has it
JA> seen such limited deployment, and why is it available to such a tiny
JA> proportion of the Internet?

One could ask the same of long-prefix PI availability and announcement.  
Lack of demand is not the only answer; one must also examine technical 
and policy constraints.

Taking your statement a step further, though, you have a very good 
point:  A smart approach is to analyze end-user wishes and demands, 
transform the "wish list" into engineering requirements, and take it 
from there.  (e.g., just what is the global table asymptotic limit?)

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