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Issue No. 10 - Oct. (2013 vol. 24)
ISSN: 1045-9219
pp: 2060-2068
Chunming Qiao , State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo
Jong-Hyouk Lee , Telecom Bretagne, Université européenne de Bretagne, IRISA, France
Sean Shen , Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
Zhiwei Yan , Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
ABSTRACT
To cope with challenging problems faced by traditional multicast routing protocols, many branching-router (BR)-based multicast routing schemes with desirable features have been proposed. However, the current BR-based methods still lack efficient multicast management and suffer from a long join latency, leading to a disappointing mobility performance. In this paper, we propose a novel BR-based multicast architecture with a corresponding multicast routing protocol supporting multicast receiver mobility. In the proposed multicast architecture, a new management entity called multicast controller (MC) is used to handle most of the multicast management-related tasks, while other routers in the network construct a multicast tree according to the proposed Branching-Router-based Multicast routing protocol with Mobility support (BRMM). Besides, the fast handover of multicast service can be supported by BRMM through the pre-establishment of temporary multicast paths. Through extensive simulation and analysis, we show that BRMM outperforms existing protocols and has many other attractive features.
INDEX TERMS
Receivers, Routing protocols, Authentication, Unicast, Routing, Manganese, branching router, Multicast, mobility
CITATION
Chunming Qiao, Jong-Hyouk Lee, Sean Shen, Zhiwei Yan, "Novel Branching-Router-Based Multicast Routing Protocol with Mobility Support", IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems, vol. 24, no. , pp. 2060-2068, Oct. 2013, doi:10.1109/TPDS.2012.305
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