[AG-TECH] Mapping IP addresses to Venues

Tony Rimovsky 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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