Consideration of Receiver Interest for IP Multicast Delivery
MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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Large-scale applications are characterized by a large number of dynamic and often interactive group members. The nature of these applications is such that participants are not interested in all the content transmitted. We examine three currently available techniques to scope delivery of content to interested receivers in IP multicast filtering, where data is filtered by middleware before passed to the application addressing, where data is routed only to those receivers that express their interest and hybrid approaches. We propose a framework that models large-scale application behavior. We use this framework to evaluate the performance of these applications and related protocols when the network is capable of filtering or addressing. Our results show that the current Internet architecture does not efficiently support large-scale applications because it can not efficiently manage multiple multicast groups. We show that network-level addressing is preferred to filtering and hybrid approaches given that groups are easy to create and manage. We highlight areas of research in the multicast architecture to bring about this change.
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