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Multicast Sockets

Multicast Sockets

David Makofske | Kevin Almeroth


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Multicast Sockets: Practical Guide for Programmers is a hands-on, application-centric approach to multicasting (as opposed to a network-centric one) that is filled with examples, ideas, and experimentation. Each example builds on the last to introduce multicast concepts, frameworks, and APIs in an engaging manner that does not burden the reader with lots of theory and jargon. The book is an introduction to multicasting but assumes that the reader has a background in network programming and is proficient in C or Java. After reading the book, you will have a firm grasp on how to write a multicast program.

  • Author team of instructor and application programmer is reflected in this rich instructional and practical approach to the subject material
  • Only book available that provides a clear, concise, application-centric approach to programming multicast applications and covers several languages—C, Java, and C# on the .NET platform
  • Covers important topics like service models, testing reachability, and addressing and scoping
  • Includes numerous examples and exercises for programmers and students to test what they have learned

This is a terrific hands-on guide to programming multicast Internet applications. Gathering together all of the needed information, techniques, and illustrative examples in one place, it is the best source for material on multicast socket programming. -James F. Kurose, Professor of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Makofske and Almeroth have provided just the jump-start that most programmers will need to get started with multicast. Using the examples provided, any competent coder will be able to safely send and receive multicast packets in short order. Think of this as the crystal radio kit of multicast applications—and I mean that in the best possible sense. —Lucy Lynch, Computing Center, University of Oregon
Until now, programming multicast applications has been an arcane pursuit, accessible to a select few. This book changes all that. It is very timely, with an introduction to programming multicast in .NET, in addition to Java and C. It is also very comprehensive, with a nice discussion of the history of multicast development. —Ramesh Govindan, University of Southern California