Watch Live Football. The History Of
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A Brief History of Online Streaming
Data is traditionally
transmitted over the Internet as a unicast address (single
sender-single receiver) or anycast address (single sender-nearest
network receiver). If a live broadcast is shown then
both of the above addressing systems would require as
many signals as there are users. If the entire nation
is watching a live football match, then it needs millions
of signals to be transmitted, which will soon flood
and jam the whole transmission system. A way was to
be found out whereby there would be a single sender,
who would send a single signal that could be tapped
by any number of users. This is known as multicasting,
where there is a single sender but multiple users. Online
streams are all multicasted. The Internet Protocol version
6 (IPv6) supports unicast, anycast, and multicast addressing
The birth of multicasting.
Multicasting was conceived and introduced by Steve
Deering, a Stanford University graduate student, in
the late 1980s in his doctorate dissertation titled,
“Multicast Routing in a Datagram Network” which was
subsequently used as a basis for further research
in the premier IP-Multicasting IETF document – RFC1112.
Dr. Deering’s IP-Multicast solution suite comprised
of two protocols, namely IGMP (Internet Group Message
Protocol) and DVMRP (Distance Vector Multicast Routing
The birth of MBone.
Most of the routers in the Internet support unicast-addressing
system and so in 1992, several servers equipped with
multicast routers (Mrouters) were placed at specific
locations in a mesh topology, which connected to different
unicast routers in a star topology across the world.
These multicast servers formed a backbone for multicasting
and came to be known as Multicast Backbone or MBone.
Since the intervening routers were not multicast,
the MBone used IP “tunneling” to unicast the multicast
data between the Mrouter islands. The MBone comprises
of a mix of Sun Sparc UNIX routers and Cisco routers.
was not a very scaleable solution as the unicast-based
RIPv2 (Routing Information Protocol) offered only
32 router hops. Therefore, three protocols were
developed, namely, PIM-DM (Protocol Independent
Multicasting – Dense Mode), PIM-SM (Protocol Independent
Multicasting – Sparse Mode), and MOSPF (Multicast
Open Shortest Path First). The IGMP as first proposed
by Dr. Deering is still the only deployed mechanism
to determine interested user nodes in multicast
sources. In the IP-multicast paradigm, these five
protocols have spanned numerous applications. The
MBone network uses applications like SDR for session
directories, VAT for audio transmissions, VIC for
video streaming transmissions, and WB tool for white-board
collaboration and information exchange. Multicasting
has significantly advanced and now uses switches,
data-plane processing, aging, timeouts, sizing RAM
tables, CAM tables, and decoding protocols, etc.
This technological advancement has enabled global
viewers to watch live football.
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