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Hi, we have a couple of applications running on computers at a few different points across an ethernet network.  These applications nead to send data back and forth at regular intervals, and we're trying not to load down the network.  I am told that "multicast" is the right way to send IP messages from one source to multiple destinations.  But I don't know how to get started implementing such a scheme.  The only inter-application communication I have implemented across a network is using the WinSock control, using UDP or TCP.

Does anybody have some advice on how I can get started trying to implement a "multicast" scheme?

Thanks in advance!
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There is a nice how-to on:

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Multicast-HOWTO.html

Be aware this is not just something you can program in VB.NET and actually expect to work.  Your network must be configured for it, and that is what that page describes.
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