>> Does anyone know if anyone of the reliable multicasting protocols  
>> exist implemented in ruby?
>>
>> Actually what I am really looking for is something like JGroups  
>> implemented in a language-independent way. I mean jgroups pretty  
>> much seems to need java, and I want to integrate something  
>> between, java, ruby and perhaps PHP.
>>
>> Anyway I figured that if there at least is a reliable multicasting  
>> in ruby, you could create something JGroups-like on top of that.
>>
>> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>
> There is a Ruby interface to the Spread toolkit:
>
> Spread: <http://www.spread.org/SpreadPlatforms.html>
> rb_spread: <http://rbspread.sourceforge.net/>

Ah, I should have mentioned I did check out spread, but its not a  
canidate due to its need for a separate daemon process.

/Christoffer