How do you put a TV station on the Mbone? (was: Royal Wedding...)

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Fri Apr 29 14:37:04 CDT 2011


----- Original Message -----
> From: "George Bonser" <gbonser at seven.com>

> > Internet engineers are prone to try to solve this problem in favor of
> > the viewer, and their networks -- with their networks winning in case
> > of a push.
> 
> Should be easy enough on your subscriber ports to use igmp to see who
> has subscribed to which groups, shouldn't it? Just log igmp changes
> and there's your accounting.

You've conflated my two points.  That would tell the *carriers* who's watching
what, but they probably don't care.  I was talking about *the providers* 
knowing (think DRM and "3096 viewers online").

Cheers,
-- jra




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