How do you put a TV station on the Mbone?

Daniel Staal DStaal at usa.net
Wed May 4 17:04:05 CDT 2011


--As of May 4, 2011 5:43:04 PM -0400, Jay Ashworth is alleged to have said:

> You know what would make this work *well*?  If IAPs *didn't include mcast
> traffic in your cap*.  Since the reason for their caps is, in the final
> analysis *to limit THEIR transit costs*, multicast would seem to be a
> really good means toward that end, unless my final analysis is
> contradicted by something better justified and documented...
>
> This would turn multicast into a Consumer-pull technology.

--As for the rest, it is mine.

Assuming that is the actual reason for traffic caps, instead of just the 
stated reason.  In many cases it seems like traffic caps are being rolled 
out in an effort to stymie the streaming-content services (Hulu, Youtube, 
etc.) that compete with the ISP's other business of selling TV/Cable 
service.

If that is the case, multicast is just a way for the services the ISPs are 
trying to interfere with to lower their costs and increase their quality. 
So not including that traffic in their cap is the last thing they would 
want to do.

Daniel T. Staal

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