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Simulation Symposium, Annual (2005)
San Diego, California, USA
Apr. 4, 2005 to Apr. 6, 2005
ISSN: 1080-241X
ISBN: 0-7695-2322-6
pp: 80-87
Shuju Wu , Southeast Missouri State University
Sujata Banerjee , Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
Xiaobing Hou , University of Pittsburgh
In reliable multicast applications, packet loss needs to be reported by having group members send feedback messages. This results in the well-known feedback implosion problem. The available feedback control mechanisms can be classified as timer-based, hierarchy-based and router-assisted, among which the timer-based approach is more preferable due to its simplicity and flexibility. This paper compares the performance of a set of multicast protocols that use either the traditional timer-based feedback control or a combination of the traditional timers and some representatives in the feedback control. We investigate how the use of representatives and deterministic timers improves feedback control performance.

X. Hou, S. Wu and S. Banerjee, "A Comparison of Multicast Feedback Control Mechanisms," Proceedings. 38th Annual Simulation Symposium(ANSS), San Diego, CA, USA, 2005, pp. 80-87.
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