[AG-TECH] Mapping IP addresses to Venues
tony at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Thu Mar 21 22:03:42 CST 2002
On Thu, Mar 21, 2002 at 04:29:33PM -0600, Robert Olson wrote:
> >For instance, we requested a static allocation of a block of multicast IP
> >addresses from Internet2. Since multicast traffic is scoped purely on IP
> >address and since the amount of traffic associated with a Virtual Venue
> >would generally degrade any other multicast application sharing the same
> >IP address but using a different port, it seems to me that each venue
> >should have a dedicated single IP address.
> At this point we're not viewing multicast addresses as a limited resource.
> If need be in future, we can either dynamically allocate them on demand out
> of a pool, or use SSM to effectively partition the space.
As sites/organizations deploy their own venues servers, they should
consider allocating venue addresses out of their own GLOP space.
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