Authors: Vasaki Ponnusamy
Addresses: School of Information Technology, Sunway College, Ipoh, 31150 Perak, Malaysia
Abstract: Multicast is becoming a critical approach in mobile environments, as it ensures the dissemination of services to multiple users simultaneously. In order to deploy mobile multicasts, mobile routing protocol and membership management protocol become essential. As for mobile routing, various mobile ad hoc routing protocols have been proposed and analysed. This paper aims to present a survey on wired and mobile group membership protocols that have been designed by analysing their operation, advantages and disadvantages. This gives an overview of each proposed protocol and an idea of how these features could be adapted into mobile group management protocol.
Keywords: mobile communications; group membership management; multicast listener discovery; MLD; internet group management protocol; IGMP; mobile group membership protocol; mobile IP; wired group membership protocol.
International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2009 Vol.7 No.6, pp.667 - 682
Published online: 22 May 2009 *Full-text access for editors Full-text access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article