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A Multicast Transport Protocol for Reliable Group Applications

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Paul EzhilchelvanORCiD



This paper presents a transport-level multicast protocol that is useful for building fault-tolerant group-based applications. It provide (i) reliable, end-to-end message delivery, and (ii) a failure-suspector service wherein best efforts are made to avoid mistakes. this service facilitates an efficient, higher-level implementation of group membership service which does not capriciously exclude a functioning and connected member from the membership set. The protocol has mechanisms for flow- and implosion- control, and 1for recovering from packet losses. Through simulation, its performance is studied for both homogeneous and heterogeneous networks. The results are very encouraging.

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Author(s): Ezhilchelvan PD, Liu C, Barcellos AMP

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Department of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2000

Pages: 21

Print publication date: 01/01/2000

Source Publication Date: 2000

Report Number: 681

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

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne