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Re: [opensuse] What's wrong with this IP address?
  • From: Robert Paulsen <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 11:27:10 -0600
  • Message-id: <200901081127.10638.robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 08 January 2009 11:20 am, Dominique Leuenberger wrote:
On 1/8/2009 at 6:13 PM, Robert Paulsen <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Thursday 08 January 2009 10:47 am, Greg Freemyer wrote:
I think some brokerage firms broadcast out various news shows to the
traders desktops via IP broadcast mechanisms. I assume they use Class
D packets to carry the UDP packets.

What is the advantage of this over what I think the general approach is
of using all one-bits in the rightmost part of the address not covered by
the subnet mask? e.g. (

Compare Multicast to Broadcast.

Broadcast goes to everybody, multicast goes to subscribers only. Can make
quiet some difference on a LAN.

Ah, I get it. Thanks.
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