[icecast] icecast "multicasting" ?
mwoodson at bacxs.com
Tue Dec 25 18:55:57 PST 2001
At 04:30 PM 12/25/2001 -0800, you wrote:
>Can icecast do something which I think is called "multicasting", i.e.
>can I use an icecast server to send audio streams to remote servers
>which the listeners would connect to?
>And if this can be done, what software does the "multicasting"?
"multicasting" is actually part of the of the tcp/ip suite. Normally the
header for a packet specificies a single single destination and as I
understand it a multicast packet specifies multiple
destinations. Unfortunately though the range of addresses that will accept
multicast is small.
A rather large list of links to documents about Multicast.
There are quite a few documents out the concerning the multicast
protocols. Some research might be in order:
A better solution would be to setup multiple servers at key locations
(perhaps something colocated in the UK and Australia). Have a central
server that feeds streams to these two servers.
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