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End-to-end reliable multicast protocol using polling for scaleability

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Paul EzhilchelvanORCiD


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Reliable sender-based one-to-many protocols do not scale well due mainly to implosion caused by excessive rate of feedback packets arriving from receivers. We show that this problem can be circumvented by making the sender poll the receivers at carefully planned timing instants, so that the arrival rate of feedback packets is not large enough to cause implosion. We describe a generic end-to-end protocol which incorporates this pooling scheme together with error and flow control mechanisms. We analyse the behaviour of our protocol using simulations which indicate that our scheme can be effective in minimising losses due to implosion, achieving high throughput with low network cost.

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Author(s): Barcellos Marinho P, Ezhilchelvan PD

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: IEEE INFOCOM '98 the Conference on Computer Communications : Seventeenth Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies : "gateway to the 21st century"

Year of Conference: 1998

Pages: 1180-1187

ISSN: 9780780343849

Publisher: IEEE

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 0780343840