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Session Management in Multicast


Session Management in Multicast

Wang, Tianyu (2008) Session Management in Multicast. PhD thesis, Concordia University.

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As a new network technique to efficiently distribute information from a small number of senders to large numbers of receivers, multicast encounters many problems in scalability, membership management, security, etc. These problems hinder the deployment of multicast technology in commercial applications. To overcome these problems, a more general solution for multicast technology is needed. In this paper, after studying current multicast technologies, we summarized the technical requirements for multicast, including data delivery, scalability, security, group management, reliability, and deployment. In order to understand and meet the requirements, we define a life cycle model that most multicast sessions should follow. According to the requirements and the life cycle model, we propose and design a general solution that can control each phase of a session and satisfy most requirements for multicast technology. This general solution has three parts: hierarchical topology auto-configuration algorithm, Session Management Mechanism, and techniques supporting different multicast protocols. To verify the feasibility of our solution and compare its performance with other multicast techniques, we simulate our solution and compare it with PIM-SM and ESM.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Computer Science and Software Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Authors:Wang, Tianyu
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Ph. D.
Program:Computer Science
Date:31 July 2008
Thesis Supervisor(s):Atwood, J. W.
Keywords:computer network, network protocols, multicast, session management
ID Code:7772
Deposited By: TIAN YU WANG
Deposited On:30 Oct 2012 14:21
Last Modified:25 Oct 2022 13:42
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