Adding scalability to transport level multicast

  • Markus Hofmann
Session A: Multipeer and Group Communication
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1185)


Driven by the capabilities of modern high speed networks, a new generation of distributed systems is emerging, that will be able to support a wide range of applications in distributed environments. Such systems are expected to consist of a large number of geographically dispersed components interacting via communication networks. Therefore, forthcoming communication systems must scale well in respect to both, number of users and number of connections. Powerful and scalable control mechanisms are essential to overcome the implosion problem and to realize efficient error recovery. This paper presents a new control scheme suitable for multicast communication in large-scale groups and describes its integration in a well-known transport protocol.


Reliable Multicast Implosion Control Local Groups Large-Scale Networks Dynamic Groups 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Hofmann
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  1. 1.Institute of TelematicsUniversity of KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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