MBONE: Multicasting Tomorrow's Internet

Chapter 9: What You Need -- Hardware and Software


The MBONE, being a somewhat sophisticated service, requires a no less complex infrastructure for it to work as expected. It is probably the Internet service that consumes the greatest amount of network bandwidth per user. A few items are required before you can really enjoy what makes the Internet not only a giant distributed database but also a place to meet people, to share projects, and to transmit knowledge to others by a person and not by a lifeless document. These requirements include MBONE hardware, network bandwidth, multicast capability, an MBONE feed, and any platform-specific items.

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