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- networking, multicast is group communication where data transmission is addressed to a group of destination computers simultaneously. Multicast can be one-to-many...
- multicast for a designated network service. Multicast addressing can be used in the link layer (layer 2 in the OSI model), such as Ethernet multicast...
- IP multicast is a method of sending Internet Protocol (IP) datagrams to a group of interested receivers in a single transmission. It is the IP-specific...
- Independent Multicast (PIM) is then used between the local and remote multicast routers, to direct multicast traffic from hosts sending multicasts to hosts...
- and routers and maintain a map of which links need which IP multicast transmission. Multicasts may be filtered from the links which do not need them, conserving...
- In computer networking, the multicast DNS (mDNS) protocol resolves hostnames to IP addresses within small networks that do not include a local name server...
- Protocol-Independent Multicast (PIM) is a family of multicast routing protocols for Internet Protocol (IP) networks that provide one-to-many and many-to-many...
- such as Multicast Source Discovery Protocol or Protocol Independent Multicast to ensure loop-free forwarding of multicast packets. In multicast routing...
- methodologies common in networking: unicast addressing, anycast addressing, and multicast addressing. A unicast address identifies a single network interface. The...
- broadcast addressing, and replaces it with multicast to the specially defined all-nodes multicast address. A multicast address is ****ociated with a group of...
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