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A Multicast Transport Protocol for Reliable Group Applications

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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 P, Liu C, Barcellos AMP

Editor(s): Rizzo L; Fdida S

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Networked Group Communication

Year: 1999

Volume: 1736

Pages: 170-187

Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Publisher: Springer

Place Published: Heidelberg


DOI: 10.1007/b72228

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ISBN: 9783540667827