Layered multicast with TCP-friendly congestion control using active networks

TitleLayered multicast with TCP-friendly congestion control using active networks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsCheng, L., and M. R. Ito
Conference NameTelecommunications, 2003. ICT 2003. 10th International Conference on
Pagination806 - 811 vol.1
Date Publishedfeb.
Keywordsactive networks, active nodes, audio stream distribution, distributed congestion control, end-to-end congestion control, multicast communication, multicast tree, multimedia communication, receiver-driven layered multicast, TCP-friendly congestion control, telecommunication congestion control, transport protocols, trees (mathematics), video stream distribution, virtual links

The paper introduces a new scheme of receiver-driven layered multicast using active networks (RLM-AN). As most layered multicast schemes conduct an end-to-end congestion control mechanism, we propose a distributed TCP-friendly congestion control scheme. The multicast tree is regarded as a set of virtual links and TCP-friendly congestion control is performed on each virtual link. By introducing the congestion control mechanism in the active nodes inside the network, we obtain smoother and more TCP-friendly throughputs and quick response to congestion inside the network.


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