Multicast

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Multicast

Date Last Updated: April 15, 2021

A one-to-many network traffic distribution mechanism. Multicast stands in contrast to unicast (one-to-one) network traffic transactions.  Broadcast (one-to-all) is the other traffic delivery scheme which is only used and feasible in very limited settings. Multicast has been mainly used with the traditional live broadcast type of delivery.

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April 15, 2021

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