[distcc] DistCC / Multicast

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Tue Feb 7 08:54:16 GMT 2006

On  6 Feb 2006, Antenore Gatta <antenore at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> > distcc uses tcp connections to carry the requests and responses, and
> > multicast doesn't work with tcp, only udp.  multicast udp could be good
> > for checking the load of servers or seeing if they have a cached result.

> Why not? Multicast is very usefull in this situation, all the
> clustered environment are using multicast to join member to the
> cluster.

Why not use multicast for tcp?  Because as far as I know there's no
specification for how it would work, and no network stack supports it.

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