Practice Exams for Windows

Practice Exams for Windows

Saturday, 25 August 2007

IP Message Transmission Methods (MCP Series)

There are three types of Message Transmission Methods on an IP network. Each type is designed for a specific purpose. The three types are:

UNICAST
Unicast messages are sent from one device to another device. Unicast messages have on sender and one receiver. A unicast message is the equivalent of a private conversation between two people.


BROADCAST
Broadcast messages are sent from one point to all other points. A broadcast has one sender and every other device is a receiver. A broadcast message would be the equivalent of a speaker at a function.

MULTICAST
Multicast message are sent between a set of devices. Multicast messages have a set of senders and receivers. A multicast message would be the equivalent of a conference call where there are participants and non-participants.

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