dbeacon is a Multicast Beacon written in C++. The main purpose of a beacon is to monitor other beacon’s reachability and collect statistics such as loss, delay and jitter between beacons. dbeacon support both IPv4 and IPv6 multicast, collecting information using both Any Source Multicast (ASM) and Source-Specific Multicast (SSM).

Historically dbeacon was written to replace the “java beacon” used withinm6bone. As such, it’s development was done organically, starting in early 2005, first as a replacement using the same protocol and then as a evolution that used a more scalable protocol that carried additional information.

However, as of 2010 dbeacon is no longer being actively developed.

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