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Linux® Socket Programming by Sean Walton

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Chapter 17. Sharing Messages with Multicast, Broadcast, and Mbone

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A network is a very good medium for getting a message from one place to another. It has a wide range of technologies and bandwidths that let you try different things. One advantage that you may not consider as a plus is the fact that all the computers are typically connected to a backbone of some kind. Now, how would having a computer connected on the same backbone be advantageous? Normally, the traffic would be greater and a dedicated connection from host to host would be best.

Some services can go to several destinations simultaneously. Instead of sending the same message ...

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