[AG-TECH] Multicast Address Use in AG2

Randy Groves randy.groves at boeing.com
Tue Feb 11 10:21:03 CST 2003

Am I to assume, however, that the capability to create statically allocated 
venues won't disappear from the AG2 code?  Could we at Boeing create a 
venue server with statically allocated addresses using the AG2 code 
base?  That it is just the support of such a static and transitional venue 
server that is going away?


At 09:21 AM 2/11/2003 -0600, Ivan R. Judson wrote:
> > > 2) We will host a transitional AG2 Venue Server that is initialized
> > > with the AG1 venues (same name, description, topology, and media
> > > streams) so that AG2
> > > users can collaborate with AG1 users. We will get this
> > built as soon as
> > > possible.
> >
> > It might be that my question has been answered implicitly in
> > Ivan's message, but that I just don't know enough to realize that :)
> >
> > So, there is currently a fairly large set of static IP
> > assignments courtesy of ANL - current institutions seem to
> > have their own pairs, along with the traditional venues.
> > Will these static assignments ultimately vanish after the
> > transition, or will this new policy apply only to new, future
> > venues?  Or, somewhere in between (e.g. retain things like
> > Test Room and AG Lobby as statically assigned IP pairs)?
>Yes, after the transition the current static addresses in the current venues
>will vanish. It might be advantageous to keep the venues themselves for
>The transition will take a long time (in computer time) -- things won't
>vanish until at least after SCGlobal. Perhap early 2004, but they will go
>away eventually, unless somehow magically we get some operational support
>infrastructure (people and money).
>Sorry that wasn't more clear.

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