[Twisted-Python] Multicast XMLRPC

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Fri Aug 25 12:17:23 EDT 2006

On Fri, 25 Aug 2006 12:05:50 -0400, "Chaz." <eprparadocs at gmail.com> wrote:
>Samuel Reynolds wrote:
>>At 2006-08-24 02:13 PM -0400, you wrote:
>>>I have a thousand or more processors running in an application and need to 
>>>send out a request to each and every one of them.
>>This is an incomplete statement of the problem.
>>To get assistance you need to more fully
>>state the problem you're trying to solve.
>>What are you trying to accomplish?
>>1. Are you...
>>    a. sending data *to* each processor from a central server
>>       (e.g., configuration data)?
>>    b. retrieving data *from* each processor for
>>       display/processing at a central server
>>       (e.g., status information)?
>>    c. both?
>>2. How often do you need to send/receive the data?
>>3. How much latency is acceptable?
>>4. How much data loss is acceptable?
>Since the title of the email is Multicast XML-RPC I would say I was pretty 
>specific. I need to send XML-RPC requests to thousands of machines, 
>something that can't be done using a connection oriented protocol via TCP 
>very efficiently.

Multicast is a choice for a solution to a problem.  So is "sending XML-RPC
requests to thousands of machines".  Neither are themselves descriptions
of a problem; rather, they are descriptions of a solution.

Sam is asking for more information about the problem you are trying to


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