Evaluation of Reliable Multicast Applications for Large-Scale Contents Delivery

Teruji SHIROSHITA  Shingo KINOSHITA  Takahiko NAGATA  Tetsuo SANO  Yukihiro NAKAMURA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E90-B   No.10   pp.2738-2745
Publication Date: 2007/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e90-b.10.2738
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on New Challenge for Internet Technology and its Architecture)
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Keyword: 
contents delivery,  reliable multicast,  communication protocol,  large-scale system,  

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Summary: 
Reliable Multicast has been applied to large-scale contents delivery systems for distributing digital contents to a large number of users without data loss. Reliable contents distribution is indispensable for software updates and management data sharing in actual delivery services. This paper evaluates the implementation and performance of RMTP; a reliable multicast protocol for bulk-data transfer, through the developments of contents delivery systems. Software configuration is also examined including operation functions such as delivery scheduling. Furthermore, applicability of reliable multicast to emerging broadband networks is also discussed based on the experimentation results. Through the deployment of the protocol and the software, performance estimation has played a key role for constructing the delivery systems as well as for designing the communication protocol.