So I'm playing around with MDP and I am underwhelmed by its performance. I
have it installed on five machines. The file I'm transfering is about 4.5MB
in size and can be transferred in under 30 seconds using
(and that's including the time it takes for me to type in a password), so to
transfer the file to four machines (the fifth is doing the sending) should
take around two minutes.
The first test I stopped after twelve minutes. Okay, so one of the
machines is a bit flaky, so I decided to drop that one from the test and run
the test again.
Also, because of the way multicast works, the sending process doesn't
exactly end when the clients have the data just in case another process
joins to receive the broadcast (I'm guessing, the documentation for MDP is scant and the help feature doesn't work) so this may
not work for what we want to do.
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