[opendtv] Re: The End of TV as We Know It

  • From: Kon Wilms <kon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 08:42:35 -0800

On Mon, 2004-12-13 at 09:30 -0500, Craig Birkmaier wrote:
> The author knew exactly what he was taking about, but he did not 
> describe it precisely. In essence, there are two segments of the IP 
> network that are used to get packets into the home. The first link is 
> between the head-end and the neighborhood router. IF ANYONE in the 
> can connect your home directly to the correct channels right in the 
> central office, if they so desire, or they can mimic what the cable 
> guys are doing, by putting routers out in the neighborhoods. And both 
> can also put servers into the neighborhoods to deal with on-demand 
> packets that a re heavily used.

You spent 3 paragraphs describing the concept of multicast session
pruning, which I had already noted. Sure you aren't the author? :) 


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