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Avahi Scalability: "Is it good or is it bad?" [Feb. 28th, 2007|10:42 am]
Trent 'Lathiat' Lloyd (トレント)
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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...

From: ext_30327
2007-02-28 09:28 am (UTC)


I'm horribly ignorant of the details of avahi, but can't help thinking it's like going back to using netBEUI where the benefit of ease of configuration cost you by having lots of "shouty traffic", which was bearable on small LANs, but meant it got ditched like a stone as networks grew.
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