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Multicast client server example

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Hi,

I would like to write a server that is able to broadcast a message to several hundred clients on an Ethernet network. I also need to write the client piece, of course.

I don't want to buy any software to do this, so if I need any components, they need to be freeware.

My question is, does anyone have an example of how to do this, or what freeware components are available to build a set of applications like these?

Regards,

Bill

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check out the September 1998 issue of the delphi informant.
Oops... the links are here

The article:
http://www.delphizine.com/features/1998/09/di199809jp_f/di199809jp_d.asp

The source file:
http://www.delphizine.com/files/getfile.asp?ArticleID=di199809jp_f

You can sign up for the free 1-month subscription to access the above-mentioned file, however if you find it useful, please do continue your subscription... it is worth it :)
Commented:
You can also use Indy components, they have some chat demo(server/client) which can give you a really good start!

Commented:
HI,
Why not using COM\DCOM.
It's simple for the purpose formulated,
and doesn't need any additional components.
Sincerely,
Nestorua.