The scale of streaming video on the Internet.

Martin Hotze M.Hotze at hotze.com
Fri Dec 3 11:06:46 CST 2010


> Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 10:47:44 -0500
> From: William Herrin <bill at herrin.us>
> Subject: Re: The scale of streaming video on the Internet.
> To: Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com>
> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
(...)
> But there's a third mechanism worth considering as well: the caching
> proxy.

IMHO it is a waste of bandwidth to use IP/network-based infrastructure for stuff like unidirectional data - like distributing a movie (on demand or scheduled). In this case nothing beats a satellite transponder and a dish, also cost-wise.

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