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Fairness for ABR multipoint-to-point connections
Author(s): Sonia Fahmy; Raj Jain; Rohit Goyal; Bobby Vandalore
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Paper Abstract

In multipoint-to-point connections, the traffic at the root is the combination of all traffic originating at the leaves. A crucial concern in the case of multiple senders is how to define fairness within a multicast group, and among groups and point-to-point connections. Fairness definition can be complicated since the multipoint connection can have the same identifier on each link, and senders might not be distinguishable in this case. Many rate allocation algorithms implicitly assume that there is only one sender in each VC, which does not hold for multipoint-to-point cases. We give various possibilities for defining fairness for multipoint connections, and show the tradeoffs involved. In addition, we show that ATM bandwidth allocation algorithms need to be adapted to give fair allocations for multipoint-to-point connections.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3530, Performance and Control of Network Systems II, (7 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.325859
Show Author Affiliations
Sonia Fahmy, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Raj Jain, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Rohit Goyal, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Bobby Vandalore, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3530:
Performance and Control of Network Systems II
Wai Sum Lai; Robert B. Cooper, Editor(s)

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