Posted Wednesday, 17 June, 2009 - 20:01 by Inertia in
Does anyone know some reliable links how Multicast works? What I'm looking for are answers to:
- Is there some kind of service your application can contact to get an unused ip:port for multicast?
- Is it legit to simply chose a ip:port on your own, even if it's used by other applications? (could discard packets that are not sent by mine)
- How to figure out whether the routers between all potential clients support multicast?
- Is there some (rather compatible) alternative to multicasting? My primary interest in it is to avoid the (unicast) server sending out the very same packet multiple times, just to different endpoints.