perl-IO-Socket-Multicast - Perl module to send and receive multicast messages
Multicasting is designed for streaming multimedia applications and for
conferencing systems in which one transmitting machines needs to distribute
data to a large number of clients.
IP addresses in the range 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 are reserved for
multicasting. These addresses do not correspond to individual machines, but to
multicast groups. Messages sent to these addresses will be delivered to a
potentially large number of machines that have registered their interest in
receiving transmissions on these groups. They work like TV channels. A program
tunes in to a multicast group to receive transmissions to it, and tunes out
when it no longer wishes to receive the transmissions.
- * 2008-11-11 - Lott Caskey <lottc[AT]fugitol[DOTCOM]>
- Creation of spec file.