February 28th, 2007

Avahi Scalability: "Is it good or is it bad?"

Lennart rightfully pointed out that I didn't really make any conclusion as to the results of my little test, the reason for this is really, "I'm not sure"

Certainly, It seems to be OK, the number of transmitted packets by my rough calculation, make sense, I would be interested to see what the realistic practical throughput of multicast on wireless is when you have many hosts transmitting at once, I know in 802.11b multicast is transmitted at "basic rate" of 1 or 2 mbit (or so I beleive), I'm not sure if 802.11g changes this.

My generally quick gut feeling is "I think this would work" (on wireless), I have no doubt this is fine on a wired network.

More testing to be done...