Fifth International World Wide Web Conference
May 6-10, 1996, Paris, France
Getting ready to receive the conference multicast
To be able to receive the conference multicast, one has to:
- READ THE MBONE FAQ
- Make sure your computer's OS supports IP multicast.
- Get a network multicast feed.
- Install the MBONE applications.
Making sure your OS is configured to understand multicast packets
Many OSs support multicast right out of the box. However, many do not.
You will need to find out if your OS supports multicast. There are already
many web pages which detail what needs to be done for each OS in order
to get it ready for multicast. A good starting point is:
MBONE information web kernel patch page.
Getting a network multicast feed
In order to watch or participate in MBONE events, multicast
packets must be coming in to your local network. You will
need to contact your internet provider to be sure that
you have a multicast feed.
Getting the MBONE application software
Finally, once you have a multicast feed and your OS knows about
multicast, you'll need to install the applications which take
this information and let you use it. You can get this information
MBONE web desktop applications page. We will be broadcasting using
the following software: sdr, vic, vat, and wb. All of these packages
are detailed on the web desktop applications page.
Refer to the technical information page to
get specific information on the software which will be used at this
Guided Tour of this site
Mail to the MBONE team
Created: 22 February 1996
Last updated: 24 April 1996