In the following three blogs, we are going to look into two topics, which are by many misunderstood – IP MTU and TCP MSS. I’m going to describe them theoretically and lastly, will provide few examples too. I thought I’d write this aimed at engineers just starting out though, it should also appeal to more advanced engineers who are still to… Continue reading

As discussed on previous blog multicast is a technology which enables one to many or many to many connectivity. Though, unlike with unicast connectivity, the destination (multicast) IP address represents a group of hosts which show interest in multicast traffic. How could you then get a communication path end-to-end, if you dont’ know which are the hosts and… Continue reading

This blog is thought to set the foundations for Multicast concepts which apply to IPv4. More details for relevant sections will be provided in future blogs. What is Multicast? Multicast is replicating a single stream of data, from one (or more) source(s) to multiple destinations. Multicast is similar to Broadcast; however there are important differences that… Continue reading

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