On Mar 8, 2008, at 5:43 PM, Jeroen Massar wrote:
Patrik Fältström wrote:
P.S. And if multicast is in use, or unicast or some othercast,
that is from my point of view part of the "innovation" the ISPs
have to do (and will do) to ensure that the production cost is as
low as possible so that their margin is maximized.
I actually see a bit of a problem here as multicast would lower the
usage of links, as such, they can't charge as much as with link
that is saturated with unicasted packets. Thus to lower the use in
the internal network one would use multicast, but the client would
then still have to get unicast so that for every listener they are
I am afraid that this is the sort of reasoning that has lead to P2P
having such widespread use.
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