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Title : Explicit Multicast (Xcast) Basic Specification
Author(s) : R. Boivie et al.
Filename : draft-ooms-xcast-basic-spec-04.txt
Pages : 29
Date : 2003-1-17
Multicast has become increasingly important with the emergence of
network-based applications such as IP telephony and video
conferencing. The Internet community has done a significant amount of
work on IP multicast over the last decade [1075, 2201, 2236, DEER,
DEE2, FARI, HOLB, MBONE, PERL].
However, while today's multicast schemes are scalable in the sense
that they can support very large multicast groups, there are
scalability issues when a network needs to support a very large
number of distinct multicast groups.
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