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       git-annex-multicast - multicast file distribution


       git annex multicast [options]


       Multicast  allows files to be broadcast to multiple receivers, typically on a single local

       The uftp program is used for multicast.  <>



              Generates a multicast encryption key and stores a corresponding  multicast  address
              to the git-annex branch.

       --send [file]
              Sends  the specified files to any receivers whose multicast addresses are stored in
              the git-annex branch.

              When no files are specified,  all  annexed  files  in  the  current  directory  and
              subdirectories are sent.

              The  git-annex-matching-options(1)  can be used to control which files to send. For

               git annex multicast send . --not --copies 2

              Receives files from senders whose multicast addresses are stored in  the  git-annex

              As  each file is received, its filename is displayed. This is the filename that the
              sender used; the local working tree may use a different name for the file,  or  not
              contain a link to the file.

              This command continues running, until it is interrupted by you pressing ctrl-c.

              Note  that the configured annex.diskreserve is not honored by this command, because
              uftpd receives the actual files, and can receive any size file.

       --uftp-opt=option -Uoption
              Pass an option on to the uftp/uftpd command. May be specified multiple times.

              For example, to broadcast at 50 Mbps:

               git annex multicast send -U-R -U50000


       Suppose a teacher wants to multicast files to students in a classroom.

       This assumes that the teacher and students have cloned a git-annex  repository,  and  both
       can push changes to its git-annex branch, or otherwise push changes to each-other.

       First, the teacher runs git annex multicast --gen-address; git annex sync

       Next, students each run git annex multicast --gen-address; git annex sync

       Once all the students have generated addresses, the teacher runs git annex sync once more.
       (Now the students all have received the teacher's address, and the  teacher  has  received
       all the student's addresses.)

       Next students each run git annex multicast --receive

       Finally,  once  the  students  are  all listening (ahem), teacher runs git annex multicast






       Joey Hess <>