Multicasting method and apparatus

  • US 6,434,622 B1
  • Filed: 07/17/2000
  • Issued: 08/13/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/09/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for monitoring the forwarding of real-time information to at least one user having access to a communications network comprising:

  • generating delivery-commencement indications of real-time information forwarded to the user by means of the communications network, wherein the real-time information comprises a plurality of packets forwarded over the communications network to the user, verifying the operational status of the user'"'"'s access to the communications network during delivery of the real-information, and generating delivery-termination indications of the real-time information forwarded to the user.

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