A Proposal of Flow Control Mechanism for Multicast ABR and Its Performance

Tetsuya YOKOTANI  Tatsuki ICHIHASHI  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E79-B   No.12   pp.1852-1864
Publication Date: 1996/12/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Switching and Communication Processing
Keyword: 
flow control,  congestion control,  multicast communication,  available bit rate service,  ATM,  LAN emulation,  

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Summary: 
One of the functions that should be provided in ATM LANs is multicast communication. For multicast communication on ATM LANs, the architecture of switch fabric and protocols for signaling have been studied. However, when data communication using a multicast connection such as LAN emulation service is provided, ABR service on a multicast connection (Multicast ABR) is also required. ABR service has been actively discussed in the ATM forum. Unfortunately, the study on flow control mechanism for Multicast ABR is not enough. This paper discusses the suitable flow control mechanism for Multicast ABR and shows its performance.