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 +# Multicast
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 +Multicast is group communication where information is addressed to a group of destination computers simultaneously.
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 +IP multicast is a method of sending Internet Protocol data messages to a group of interested receivers in a single transmission. It is often employed for streaming media applications on the Internet and private networks. The method is the IP-specific version of the general concept of multicast networking.
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 +It uses specially reserved multicast address blocks in IPv4 and IPv6.
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 +In IPv6, IP multicast addressing replaces broadcast addressing as implemented in IPv4.