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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 provides (i) reliable, end-to-end message delivery, and (ii) a failure suspector service wherein best efforts are made to avoid mistakes. This service can facilitate 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 for recovering from packet losses. Through simulations, its performance is studied for both homogeneous and heterogeneous network configurations. The results are very encouraging.

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Author(s): Liu CY, Ezhilchelvan PD, Barcellos M

Editor(s): Rizzo, L., Fdida, S.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 1st International Workshop on Networked Group Communication (NGC)

Year of Conference: 1999

Pages: 170-187

ISSN: 0302-9743 (print) 1611-3349 (online)

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-46703-8_11

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Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISBN: 9783540667827