A Programmable ATM Multicast Service with Congestion Control

Hung Keng PUNG

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E83-B    No.2    pp.253-263
Publication Date: 2000/02/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (IEICE/IEEE Joint Special Issue on Recent Progress in ATM Technologies)
Category: ATM Switch and System Development
programmable networks,  active networks,  ATM multicast,  congestion control,  protocol implementation,  

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This paper presents a design and implementation of a ATM multicast service based on programmable and active network concepts. It aims to address the design and implementation issues of creating new network services--multicast in this case--through a set of corba-based network interfaces, and with a java based user codes injection mechanism for supporting customization of network services. We demonstrate the feasibility of our prototype through the implementation of a wavelet video multicast application with active filters implanted at intermediate nodes for supporting heterogeneous receivers and the implementation of a congestion control scheme. The performance of the prototype over an ATM test-bed is measured and evaluated.