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2017-09-26 11:58:55
2017-09-26 11:58:55

There are three possible ways of data communication among computers:

1) broadcasting - ONE computer to ALL computers

2) unicasting - ONE computer to ONE computer

3) multicasting - ONE computer to A GROUP of computeres

as we discuss above that multicast means their is a group in a company and we have to send a mail to a particular group then we use a multicast network ...

and another example of multicast is ,In digital television broadcasting, to send multiple standard TV (SDTV) programs in the allotted bandwidth, rather than one high-definition TV (HDTV) program.

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2014-12-18 16:36:48
2014-12-18 16:36:48

There are three ways of sending message in a network. These are unicasting, multicasting, and broadcasting. Multicasting means sending packet to many but not all systems in the network.

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