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A Multicast Service for Mobile Computing

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Lindsay MarshallORCiD



Communication protocols and services are being adapted intrinsic characteristics of mobile computing. This paper identifies the main features which have to be considered when providing a multicast service for mobile computing. It then introduces the idea of group view with host status and presents four possible multicast service types with a description of how they work. By supporting some level of flexibility for disconnection and asynchronous message passing, the service will provide a good basis for building applications for mobile computing.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Cho G, Marshall LF

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Department of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 1994

Pages: 16

Print publication date: 01/12/1994

Source Publication Date: December 1994

Report Number: 474

Institution: Department of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne