LAN Congestion

dpsec_hyddpsec_hyd Member Posts: 6 ■□□□□□□□□□
Can any one tell me whether Multicasting is a possible cause of Lan congestion or not.


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    sprkymrksprkymrk Member Posts: 4,884 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Yes, depending on what it is you are multicasting. Some folks will tell you multicasting is good for bandwidth because it is a "one to many", and in fact it's true. A good definition is this one:

    A one-to-many connection in which multiple clients can receive the same stream from a server. To receive a multicast, a client must have access to a multicast-enabled network. In contrast, a unicast is a one-to-one connection in which one client receives a distinct stream from a server.

    Whenever I have to multicast more than 3 Ghost images at a time, I use an isolated network. Otherwise I use a directed broadcast for pushing out 1 or 2 images. The Ghost documentation will even warn you about multicasting draining all your bandwidth. Again though, we're talking large (2-3GB) files. What are you using multi cast for?
    All things are possible, only believe.
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