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Author Topic: multicast over the 6in4 tunnels?  (Read 6234 times)

bpier

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multicast over the 6in4 tunnels?
« on: August 06, 2009, 06:27:30 PM »

Hi,

Are there any plans to support multicast over the 6in4 tunnels from H.E.?

thanks,
Bill
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broquea

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Re: multicast over the 6in4 tunnels?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2009, 06:40:03 PM »

We've looked into it. Currently we're concentrating on expanding presence in various other locations and deploying tunnel-servers to those locations.
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TheWarden

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Re: multicast over the 6in4 tunnels?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 04:31:19 PM »

Any news on if/when this will be offered?
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kcochran

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Re: multicast over the 6in4 tunnels?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 04:35:18 PM »

Nothing at this time.
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11rcombs

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Re: multicast over the 6in4 tunnels?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013, 03:26:19 PM »

Necro-ing this; multicast would be great.
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broquea

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Re: multicast over the 6in4 tunnels?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 03:35:54 PM »

Out of my curiosity, why would it be great? It is neat locally, but why does it need to traverse the internet?
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11rcombs

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Re: multicast over the 6in4 tunnels?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2013, 08:20:31 PM »

Probably the most common possible use is media streaming over UDP. While there aren't many services streaming multicast right now, that's largely because so few people are currently capable of viewing the streams.
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kcochran

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Re: multicast over the 6in4 tunnels?
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2013, 08:50:26 PM »

Still nothing planned for this.  Except in specialized networks, the gains of multicast over unicast for that kind of application is extremely limited.
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