What are the bandwidth requirements? Any network restrictions? LAN, WAN, broadcast, multicast?

By: Richard Glaser - Revised: 2006-05-31 devin

The radmind command-line tools communicate with the radmind server via TCP/IP, the basic protocol of the Internet. The relative speed of the file transfers is dependent on the speed of the underlying network, e.g. PPP over a modem is much slower than Gigabit ethernet.

The current radmind protocol is not well optimized for small file transfer, so updating many small files on Mac OS X can be slow. On the positive side, in its un-optimized state, the radmind tools tend to use the network very lightly. In later releases, we expect to further optimize the radmind protocol to more fully utilize the available network bandwidth.