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Enhanced communication services for many-to-many multicasting using XTP

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Enhanced communication services for many-to-many multicasting using XTP

Ramasivan, Ganesh (2000) Enhanced communication services for many-to-many multicasting using XTP. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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There is a strong application demand for reliable multicast. Widespread use of the Internet makes the economy of multicast transport attractive. The current Internet multicast model offers best-effort many-to-many delivery service but no guarantees. One-to-many and many-to-many services will become more important in the future. Reliable multicast transports add delivery guarantees, not necessarily like those of reliable unicast TCP, to the group-delivery model of multicast. To meet this growing demand for reliable multicast, there is a large number of protocol proposals. Because of the complexity of the technical issues, and the abundance of proposed solutions, we wish to put into place a classification of the various aspects involving reliable multicasting. XTP, one of the well-known transport protocols, provides a toolkit of mechanisms over which the user may build the protocol he so desires. It has been observed that the multipoint-to-multipoint mechanisms as described in the appendix to the XTP specification are not very efficient. Hence, we also wish to provide a few suggestions on how to improve the existing mechanisms.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Computer Science and Software Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Ramasivan, Ganesh
Pagination:ix, 114 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.Comp.Sc.)
Program:Computer Science and Software Engineering
Date:2000
Thesis Supervisor(s):Atwood, J. W.
ID Code:957
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:15
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:17
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