IP1 / IP2 and Art-Net broadcast -> this has always confused me quite a lot.
A few frequent questions on this topic:
- What is this concept of two network interfaces in use for a single broadcast output(s) -> why not 1, 3 or all available?
- What are the benefits of this approach?
- Why possible Art-Net broadcast addresses are limited to only one? For example 192.168.100.255/24. Is this some limitation by the protocol itself? For example, I would be glad to control a light rig on one subnet and Resolume with all its ‘garbage art-net led walls’ on the other so I don’t have to think about Art-Net port collisions, etc.
- What logic is used to pick a ‘secondary’ network interface (IP2)?
- Is there a way to stop Vista to broadcast data over NI (I mean IP2) where none expects it? For most of the cases, it seems pointless and sometimes even introduces unexpected side-effects. For example, if wifi and ethernet adapters are connected to the same router you easily can force nodes to process duplicate data packets for no reason.
- Is the node discovery the only way to unicast in Vista?
Hope this makes any sense.