Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a day, continuously?

Joe Abley jabley at
Tue Jan 9 18:09:18 UTC 2007

On 9-Jan-2007, at 13:04, Gian Constantine wrote:

> You are correct. Today, IP multicast is limited to a few small  
> closed networks. If we ever migrate to IPv6, this would instantly  
> change. One of my previous assertions was the possibility of  
> streaming video as the major motivator of IPv6 migration. Without  
> it, video streaming to a large market, outside of multicasting in a  
> closed network, is not scalable, and therefore, not feasible.  
> Unicast streaming is a short-term bandwidth-hogging solution  
> without a future at high take rates.

So you are of the opinion that inter-domain multicast doesn't exist  
today for technical reasons, and those technical reasons are fixed in  


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