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Why the future of the Internet is not multimedia, and other high heresies

Mike O'Dell, UUNET
Multimedia seminar, 2/26/97
The "long view": multimedia is not what the Internet will be about. (Maybe not vindicated in next 3-5 years, but certainly in the long run.)

High heresy #1: the future of the inet is not multimedia

Fundamental shift in bandwidth consumption

Heresy #2: multicast everywhere

RSVP and classic multisource mcast--no way.

Heresy #3: all you need is IP routers: guided tour of UUNET

IP-router-only problems: UUNET architecture:

Intersting open problems... (from Q&A session)

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