Using eCAL in local mode can be benefitial
to avoid network congestion if the data is not needed on other machines
to make eCAL work in VPN and Firewall scenarios where non-local traffic is blocked
To switch eCAL to local mode, edit your
ecal.ini and change the following settings:
[network] network_enabled = false multicast_ttl = 0
To learn about the differences between local mode and cloud mode, check out this table.