This section lists the settings found in the Network Properties tab, in the Network view task.
In the Properties tab, you can define the network characteristics and routing information.
- Data transmission capabilities for streaming live video on the network.
- Unicast TCP
- Unicast (one-to-one) communication using TCP protocol is the most common mode of communication. It is supported by all IP networks, but it is also the least efficient method for transmitting video.
- Unicast UDP
- Unicast (one-to-one) communication using UDP protocol. Because UDP is a connectionless protocol, it works better for live video transmission. When the network traffic is busy, UDP is much less likely to cause choppy video than TCP. A network that supports unicast UDP necessarily supports unicast TCP.
- Multicast is the most efficient transmission method for live video. It allows a
video stream to be transmitted once over the network to be received by as many
destinations as necessary. The gain could be very significant if there are many
destinations. A network supporting multicast necessarily supports unicast UDP and
unicast TCP.NOTE: Multicast requires specialized routers and switches. Make sure you confirm this with your IT department before setting the capabilities to multicast.
- IPv4 address prefix
- IPv4 has two display modes. Click
to select the preferred display mode.
- Subnet display
- This mode displays the IPv4 subnet mask as four bytes.
- CIDR block display
- The Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CDIR) mode displays the IPv4 subnet mask as a number of bits.
- IPv6 address prefix
- Version 6 IP address prefix for your network. Your network must support IPv6 and you must enable the option Use IPv6 on all your servers using Server Admin.
- Public servers
- You only need to specify the proxy server when Network Address Translation (NAT) is used between your configured networks. The proxy server must be a server known to your system and must have a public port and address configured on your firewall.
- Lists the routes between every two networks on your system, and the route capabilities.