Originally Posted by GregBrannon
By reliability ,I mean an ordered delivery of all packets to all the recipients of the group.I need to do this for my school project. I downloaded a normal multicasting program from internet in order to test it as to how the packets go missing. I executed the program by opening multiple clients(command prompts) on the same host. I see that all the packets arrive to all the clients in an orderly manner. Fistly I would like to know why is this happening, because I studied in my course that packets may or may not get delivered to all the clients in multicasting . Is it because I have multiple clients over the same host? Should I test it by putting clients in different hosts?
The main objective is to make ensure delivery of the packets across all the clients in multicasting(reliability), which I would be able to do only if I test in what way and in what circumstances packets go missing in multicasting.
(PS I have used Ex 3 program from website Java Multicasting
to test multicasting)