Please login using the form on menu list.|
It is required to login for Full-Text PDF.
A Fast and Efficient Explicit Multicast Routing Protocol
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications Vol.E88-B No.10 pp.4000-4007
Publication Date: 2005/10/01
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Full Text: PDF(283.9KB)
The state-oriented design of IP multicast may lead to the scalability problem, especially when there is a very large number of concurrent multicast groups in the network. Motivated by this problem, explicit multicast offers a stateless design using header space of multicast data packets. In this paper, we propose a novel stateless scheme called Linkcast that efficiently eliminates processing overhead of explicit multicast protocols. In Linkcast, the multicast sender encodes the tree listing its links in a proper way. The tree code is sent with every multicast data packet. Simulation results and experiments with real-trees show that Linkcast completely eliminates processing overhead of other explicit multicast protocols such as Xcast with comparable header size overhead.