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Reliable multicast: when many must absolutely positively receive it

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1 Author(s)
Metz, C. ; IBM Corp

Multicasting enables a group of hosts to communicate and share the information simultaneously. IP multicast technology allows the underlying IP network to transport a copy of the sending host's information to all members of the group, which can range in size from a few hosts to several thousand. Members of a multicast group are identified by a single group address rather than by their individual host addresses. The paper discusses the basics and the challenges facing IP multicast. It then focuses on reliable multicast issues

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Internet Computing, IEEE  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 4 )