The YOID project is happy to announce the first release of the YOID software. This initial release of Yoid provides a distribution service that can mimic IP multicast functionality at the application layer. To demonstrate the utility of this feature, we offer the ability to run the common IP multicast-based audio/video conferencing tools over Yoid. This allows users to perform multi-party conferencing with participants that do not have access to native IP multicast services. Additional, we provide the ability to gateway an IP multicast group into and out of a Yoid distribution tree. This can be used to construct a multi-party conference which includes heterogeneous participants where some are IP multicast connected and others rely on Yoid to multicast over an unicast infrastructure.
The various scripts included in this release (ywb, yrat, yvat and yvic) are only "wrappers" around the original software (wb, rat, vat and vic) and if you don't have them installed, you'll need to get them first.
This release contains full source code as well as pre-compiled binaries for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris, which are covered by this LICENSE.
A Majordomo mailing list has been established for the purpose of giving users' feedback to the developers as well as exchanging experiences with other YOID users. To subscribe, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subscribe yoid-users <your email address> in the body of the email. The email address is optional (if it is different from the address you are sending the subscription request from) and no brackets are needed around it.
The source code for Yoid can be downloaded from here.
You should use gunzip and 'tar xvf' in order to unpack this file. Please take a look at the README and INSTALL files for further instructions on how to compile, install and use Yoid.
You can download pre-compiled binaries of Yoid for the following platforms:
Please use gunzip and 'tar xvf' to unpack the unix pre-compiled packages or WinZip to unpack the Windows package.