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Cascaded multicast: scalability through mediation
Author(s): Michael I. Smirnov
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Paper Abstract

IP multicast routing between domains can be based on roles which border routers possess with regards to datagram forwarding to a particular group. We show that distributed role based routing is sufficient for the Internet backbone where topology is relatively poor. As a solution for necessary mediation between the backbone and domains the multicast mediator is proposed with multi-dimensional caching of IP multicast addresses enriched by group membership information. This brings an opportunity to co- ordinate multicast address allocation management between domain and to achieve more than best effort address availability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 November 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3842, Internet II: Quality of Service and Future Directions, (5 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.368317
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Michael I. Smirnov, GMD Fokus (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3842:
Internet II: Quality of Service and Future Directions
Raif O. Onvural; Seyhan Civanlar; James V. Luciani, Editor(s)

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