Title: Appcast: a low stress and high stretch overlay protocol

Authors: V. Radha, Ved P. Gulati, Arun K. Pujari

Addresses: Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology, Castle Hills, Hyderabad – 500057, India. ' Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology, Castle Hills, Hyderabad – 500057, India. ' University of Hyderabad, Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500046, India

Abstract: With IP Multicast not gaining wide acceptance, researchers turned to alternative multicast mechanisms like application level multicast. Application level multicast protocols arrange the participating hosts into an overlay topology; maintain it and distribute data packets over that topology. In this paper, we propose a new application level multicast protocol, describe a few well-known protocols, simulate the protocols and compare the results.

Keywords: networks; network protocols; network algorithms; broadcast; application level multicast; distributed computing; overlay topology; multicast protocols; distributed data packets; multicasting.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGUC.2005.007059

International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, 2005 Vol.1 No.1, pp.38 - 45

Published online: 16 May 2005 *

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