A Primer of Multicast Routing

  • EricĀ Rosenberg

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Eric Rosenberg
    Pages 1-14
  3. Eric Rosenberg
    Pages 15-34
  4. Eric Rosenberg
    Pages 35-62
  5. Eric Rosenberg
    Pages 63-76
  6. Eric Rosenberg
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  7. Eric Rosenberg
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  8. Eric Rosenberg
    Pages 97-112
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 113-117

About this book


Whereas unicast routing determines a path from one source node to one destination node, multicast routing determines a path from one source to many destinations, or from many sources to many destinations. We survey multicast routing methods for when the set of destinations is static, and for when it is dynamic. While most of the methods we review are tree based, some non-tree methods are also discussed. We survey results on the shape of multicast trees, delay constrained multicast routing, aggregation of multicast traffic, inter-domain multicast, and multicast virtual private networks. We focus on basic algorithmic principles, and mathematical models, rather than implementation level protocol details. Many historically important methods, even if not currently used, are reviewed to give perspective on the evolution of multicast routing.


MANET Multicast protocol VPN multicast routing multicast trees tree based methods

Authors and affiliations

  • EricĀ Rosenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.AT&T LabsMiddletownUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1872-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-1873-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5776
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