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Actual state-of-art in networking technology provides limited mechanisms of populating fileystens using multicasting. The alternative of using faster hardware links and widely-used unicast mechanisms implies higher cost of investment. Employing mmsnfs filesystem might give equally efficient method without introducing additinal expenses, as it is expected to work smoothly on top of common 100BaseTX Ethernet. Also maintenance costs should be reduced.

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