-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Tim Martin wrote: > I have an idea for a new protocol that will decrease a multimedia > servers bandwidth usage. Normally a server, such as a video or audio > streamer, sends a packet out to each and every listener. There can be > made a protocol that sends one packet out to 16 or so listeners. The > packets should be designed so that they can be addressed to 16 IP > addresses in a sequential fashion. The packet would get sent out to the > first address in its list of addresses. The receiving computer will > strip away its own address and send the packet on to the next address in > the list. Then that computer will do the same thing and so on until all > the addresses are stripped away from the packet. Or maybe whenever a > packet makes a hop the packet can be split in two with half the > addresses in a packet going one way and the other half going the other. > This would distribute the workload to all the nodes in between the > source and destinations in a pyramid of sorts. If there are enough hops > between the multimedia server and the listener then there would be no > need for the listener computer to send any packets back out. If one > listener doesn't receive its packet in a specified time then the server > can resend the packet in a conventional addressing fashion. > > Please feel free to develop this protocol, I would certainly like to > make use of it. I guess it could be called something like Multi Address > Broadcast Internet Protocol or MAB/IP. Please forward this on to anyone > who you think might be interested in developing a public licensed > version of this protocol. > > Of course this protocol should be able to work on Unix, Linux, Windows, > FreeBSD, and Mac computers. > > Tim Martin > [EMAIL PROTECTED]
It's already sort of been done (not exactly the same, but similar). Look up IGMP and multicast. Got a net related question? Try <firstname.lastname@example.org>. - -Garrett -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.1 (FreeBSD) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFFkh0ZEnKyINQw/HARAsE1AJ4m0Aj9YuX/bFoIKLGyLzF1KwaXJwCbBozS FREMXIk4RD+3E0Ve1tDju4s= =vw4c -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"