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Re: anyone ever done multicast AF_UNIX sockets?

To: Terje Eggestad <terje.eggestad@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: anyone ever done multicast AF_UNIX sockets?
From: jamal <hadi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 21:38:17 -0500 (EST)
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Hi Terje,

On Mon, 4 Mar 2003, Terje Eggestad wrote:

> How do you design a protocol that uses multicast to send a request to do
> work?
> All uses I can think of right now of multicast/broadcast is:
> * Discovery, like in NIS.
> * Announcements like in OSPF.
> * update like in NTP broadcast

I know we are digressing away from main discussion ...

The concept of reliable multicast is known to be useful.
Look at(for some sample apps):

But we are talking about a distributed system in that context.

Agreed, reliability and multicast do not always make sense.


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