Accession Number:

ADA459239

Title:

Multisites Coordination in Shared Multicast Trees

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA CRUZ DEPT OF COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1999-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The majority of todays Internet applications rely on point-to-point transmission. In recent years, however, multicast transmission has become the foundation for such applications as multiparty video conferencing, distributed interactive simulations, and collaborative systems. The authors describe a novel protocol to coordinate multipoint groupwork in the IP-multicast framework. The protocol supports Internet-wide coordination for large and highly interactive groupwork, relying on transmission of coordination directives between group members across a shared end-to-end multicast tree. They also describe how addressing extensions to IP multicast can be put to use for their multisite coordination mechanism.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE