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Re: [NANOG] would ip6 help us safeing energy ?
On Sat, 26 Apr 2008, Marc Manthey wrote: > i am not a math genious and i am talking about for example serving > > 10.000 unicast streams and > 10.000 multicast streams > > would the multicast streams more efficient or lets say , would you > need more machines to server 10.000 unicast streams ? For 10000 concurrent unicast streams you'd need not just more servers. You'd need a significantly different network infrastructure than something that would have to handle only a single multicast stream. But supporting multicast isn't without it's own problems either. Even the destination networks would have to consider implementing IGMP and/or MLD snooping in their layer 2 devices to obtain maximum benefit from multicast. Antonio Querubin whois: AQ7-ARIN _______________________________________________ NANOG mailing list [email protected] http://mailman.nanog.org/mailman/listinfo/nanog