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Any Source Implicit Multicast (ASIMcast) Laurent Nadeau, Tricha Anjali
 

Summary: Any Source Implicit Multicast (ASIMcast)
Laurent Nadeau, Tricha Anjali
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL, 60616
Email: nadelau, anjali@iit.edu
Abstract-- This paper proposes the ASIMcast (Any-Source Im-
plicit Multicast) protocol which builds a bidirectional tree for
routing of multicast traffic. ASIMcast includes features addressing
issues which have been slowing down the deployment of multicast
until now. ASIMcast does not use class D IP addresses to forward
multicast data but normal unicast addresses instead. This prevents
the collision of different multicast sessions, but mainly, it eases
the deployment of multicast by having non-multicast routers (or
domains) process multicast traffic as if it were unicast. For the
same reason, multicast interdomain routing stops being an issue.
ASIMcast also reduces routers memory usage by having routing
states stored only at branching routers; non-branching routers are
only involved when the tree is being optimized. Finally, ASIMcast
is an efficient approach to provide several channels per multicast

  

Source: Anjali, Tricha - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences; Engineering