By Anonymous CowardPosted Friday 14th March 2008 19:21 GMT BBC did multicast trials a long time ago - and still do some - not many ISPs support multicast or IPv6 - because the average punter just wants web2.0 and knows no better. as someone who operates a real network I know how efficient the real technology is. we can push around hundreds of 3Mbit streams to all our subnets with little WAN overhead or router load.
each time an individual fires up a single unicast realplayer stream a baby dies"
Now thats more like it, reasonable ,informed feedback.
if your a very same AC as my first reply then i just dont get your
"You see thats whats wrong with web 2.0 - it gives a voice to anyone that doesn't understand what they're talking about. Ahh multicast you're streams and go IPv6 of course, no one thought of that.........."
if not ,then sorry. but you both mentioned the imaginary PRs and marketeers wet dream 'web 2.0'
sure, theres problems with updating the old post Mbone mindset and protocols, dragging it into the P2p age, but the BBC and the open code torrent developers are more than able to overcome such small problems, they dont seem to have the will though and thats the main problem.
and OC ,the 'near realtime' model is far better suited to MC, but thats not such a big problem if it solves the end users need and wants.
or are (one of) you saying it cant be done without the ISPs turning MC back on in all the kit, again i remind you of the tunnel option while its not optimal, its still an option and has been for a very long time.