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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
Xiaobing Hou , University of Pittsburgh
Shuju Wu , Southeast Missouri State University
Sujata Banerjee , Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
ABSTRACT
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.
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CITATION
Xiaobing Hou, Shuju Wu, Sujata Banerjee, "A Comparison of Multicast Feedback Control Mechanisms", Simulation Symposium, Annual, vol. 00, no. , pp. 80-87, 2005, doi:10.1109/ANSS.2005.5
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