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TheIndependentAquarius 01-27-2011 05:11 AM

Broadcasting through TCP based Server
 
I am not well versed in networks,
I want to understand whether broadcasting is possible through a TCP based Server? If yes, then what are the complications?

I searched Google and found this: http://www.comptechdoc.org/independe...adcasting.html

It said
Quote:

The types of broadcasting uses on TCP/IP that I know about are:

1. ARP on IP
2. DHCP on IP
3. Routing table updates.
I am not expecting anyone to spoon feed me, but it will be helpful if you can point me out some excellent links where I can understand the answer to this question.

prodev05 01-27-2011 06:16 AM

Under what scenario you are raising this question?

With TCP; Broadcasting is possible and that is how the functions are defined. Kindly explain your situation bit in-depth.

TheIndependentAquarius 01-27-2011 06:19 AM

I have a TCP server which needs to broadcast a particular message after a fixed interval to all its clients.

prodev05 01-27-2011 06:39 AM

With in this abstract I can't help you to get a solution, give me the name of the application or tell me for what purpose you are using the TCP server to broadcast to the client. Say For Example like (HA,LB cluster)

onebuck 01-27-2011 07:17 AM

Moved: This thread is more suitable in <Linux-Networking> and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.


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