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Author Maimour, M. ♦ Pham, C.D.
Sponsorship IEEE Comput. Soc. Tech. Committee on Simulation ♦ IEEE Commun. Soc
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2003
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Social sciences ♦ Commerce, communications & transportation ♦ Communications; telecommunication
Subject Keyword Multicast algorithms ♦ Feedback ♦ Communication system control ♦ Unicast ♦ Delay ♦ Bandwidth ♦ Internet ♦ Multicast communication ♦ Scalability ♦ Stability
Abstract Many works have addressed the issue of congestion control for multicast communications and the problem is known to be highly complex. Scalability, responsiveness, stability and fairness with TCP are some of the required properties. In this paper, we present a congestion avoidance scheme for bulk data distribution called AMCA (active-based multicast congestion avoidance algorithm) that tries to meet these properties. We use the active networking technology to perform on a per-section dialogue to probe for available bandwidth along a multicast tree. The solution uses the RTT variations experienced by every branch to estimate the congestion situation in the multicast tree. The physical multicast tree is also used to appropriately aggregate the RTT variations at intermediate nodes before they reach the source. Simulations show that AMCA converges, makes use of the available bandwidth and reacts rapidly to dynamic changes while being TCP-fair.
Description Author affiliation: RESO/LIP-ENS, Lyon, France (Maimour, M.; Pham, C.D.)
ISBN 076951961X
ISSN 15301346
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2003-07-03
Publisher Place Turkey
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 621.62 kB
Page Count 8
Starting Page 747
Ending Page 754


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library