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A case for tree-based hierarchy as a unified framework for reliable multicasting on the Internet
Author(s): Sanjoy Paul
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Paper Abstract

Reliable multicasting encompasses a spectrum of applications with varying requirements. Also there seems to be a consensus among the researchers that a single protocol cannot serve the entire application space. Therefore, there is a need for a common framework which can support protocols specifically suited for various applications. This paper begins with a categorization of reliable multicasting applications followed by the description of key problems in each category. In addition, some partial solutions are provided to these problems using a tree-based hierarchical framework. It is argued that a tree-based hierarchy can potentially provide a scalable framework for reliable multicasting in general.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 1997
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 3231, Performance and Control of Network Systems, (10 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.290401
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Sanjoy Paul, Lucent Technologies Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3231:
Performance and Control of Network Systems
Wai Sum Lai; Hisashi Kobayashi, Editor(s)

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