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Network Programming for Microsoft® Windows®, Second Edition by Jim Ohlund, Anthony Jones

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IP Multicasting

IP multicasting relies on a special group of addresses known as multicast addresses. It is this group address that names a given group. For example, if five nodes all want to communicate with one another via IP multicast, they all join the same group address. Once they are joined, any data that one node sends is replicated to every member of the group, including the node that sent the data. A multicast IPv4 address is a class D IP address in the range 224.0.0.0 through 239.255.255.255 and IPv6 multicast addresses begin with the prefix FF (1111 1111), as we discussed in Chapter 3. A number of these addresses are reserved for special purposes. For a comprehensive list of reserved addresses, take a look at RFCs 1700 and 2375. The ...

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