Framework for multicast in hierarchical networks

Reuven Cohen, Eyal Felstaine, Roy Emek

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We propose a framework for the creation and maintenance of multicast trees in hierarchical ATM networks. This framework aims at coping with an inherent difficulty of topology aggregating in such networks. The main idea of the proposed framework is to distribute the tree topology information among a set of hierarchical Multicast Group Servers (MGSs) nominated for each multicast tree, while keeping regions that do not have a member in the multicast group unaware of the tree. The framework can be employed with every multicast routing algorithm designed for non-hierarchical networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1673-1682
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event19th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies - IEEE INFOCOM2000: 'Reaching the Promised Land of Communications' - Tel Aviv, Isr
Duration: 26 Mar 200030 Mar 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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