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6.13 Sockets.MulticastSocket

Defined in namespace Sockets
Superclass: Sockets.DatagramSocket
Category: Sockets-Streams

This class models a multicast socket that sends packets to a multicast group. All members of the group listening on that address and port will receive all the messages sent to the group.

In the TCP/IP world, these sockets are UDP-based and a multicast group consists of a multicast address (a class D internet address, i.e. one whose most significant bits are 1110), and a well known port number.