Coda File System

Re: multicast?

From: Patrick Walsh <>
Date: Fri, 06 May 2005 12:19:48 -0600
> I though most places talked about MultiRPC and not multicast, but then
> again, it has been a while since I last looked at the RPC2 documentation.

	A search on the coda website brings up a bunch of stuff.

> Maybe because it really only worked on a local area network. I'm not
> sure if it has been used or if it was just an experiment.

	I'm sure it only works on a LAN -- unless you have some kind of
tunneling between servers.  But right now if I cp a big file to coda in
strongly connected mode, that file is being sent again to each of the
replicas individually, so the same pipe has the same file traversing it
multiple times.  Multicast is a neat idea where its available.  But not
a priority relative to other stuff.  Anyway, thanks for clarifying that.

Patrick Walsh
eSoft Incorporated
303.444.1600 x3350

Received on 2005-05-06 14:21:32