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Adrian Chadd adrian at creative.net.au
Wed Apr 22 21:07:36 CDT 2009


On Wed, Apr 22, 2009, Holmes,David A wrote:
> But I recollect that FORE ATM equipment using LAN Emulation (LANE) used
> a broadcast and unknown server (BUS) to establish a point-to-point ATM
> PVC for each broadcast and multicast receiver on a LAN segment. As well
> as being inherently unscalable (I think the BUS ran on an ASX1000 cpu),
> this scheme turned the single stream concept of multicast on its head,
> creating essentially a unicast stream for each multicast PVC client. 

IIRC, plenty of popular ethernet switches do this across their backplane
for multicast ..




Adrian





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