Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.mpeg-dvb (More info?
On Sun, 11 Sep 2005 22:39:41 -0700, Zoyburg <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Richard Sloan wrote:
>> We have a IP STB for terrestrial use and want to add a satellite receiver to
>> We want to send IP over a satellite link, down to a STB that has a Windows
>> Media decoder in it.... firstly can you do this over a one way system, that
>> is to say you download information basically off an IP network but you have
>> no path for the system to communicate back over, I would say no as TCP/IP
>> needs to know the packets got there, and in this system we would be only one
>> Also is there another way to get data to the set top box? other the the DVB
>> route? We have a lot at our disposal here but do not know what to use.
>A TCP/IP link does need 2-way communication.
UDP, however, does not. In fact, UDP multicast would seem to be ideal
for this application. Assuming, of course, that all of the routers
along the path through the satellite provider support IP multicast...