This book is an introduction to IP multicast concepts and features and is intended for users with varying degrees of experience with the IP multicast technologies, decisionmakers wrestling with the problems of corporate communication, system administrators and operators managing their own workstations, and programmers. Finally, this book is intended for communications specialists, field system engineers, and the general audience who wants or needs to know about IP multicasting.
This book can be used by those who design or develop applications that run on the network or work in technical support. It can be used to gain a basic understanding of IP multicasting and as a source for information about IP multicasting. Information about ISPs, suppliers and vendors, current and future IP multicasting applications, implementations, and supporting software is here.
For an engineer interested in evaluating or implementing IP multicast for an organization, product or service, this book will facilitate understanding of how to deploy IP multicast over these network infrastructures.