A unified framework for multicast forwarding

  • Zheng Wang
  • Jon Crowcroft
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 846)


This paper examines the issues of implementation and integration in multicast. A framework for multicast forwarding is presented, which separates multicast forwarding from any associated protocols that may affect the forwarding decisions, such as multicast routing, resource management and host membership protocols. This framework allows seamless integration of various associated protocols and provides a unified interface for new development.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zheng Wang
    • 1
  • Jon Crowcroft
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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