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Tree-based Reliable Multicast (TRAM)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Miriam Kadansky , Joe Wesley , Dah Ming Chiu , Joseph E. Provino
Last updated 2000-01-10
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This paper describes TRAM, a scalable reliable multicast transport protocol. TRAM is designed to support bulk data transfer from a single sender to many receivers. A dynamically formed repair tree provides local error recovery allowing the multicast group to support a large number of receivers. TRAM provides flow control, congestion control, and other adaptive techniques necessary to operate efficiently with other protocols. Several bulk data applications have been implemented with TRAM. TRAM has been tested and simulated in a number of network environments. This update contains a new flow and congestion control section, an updated and expanded security section, updated packet formats to accommodate IPV6 addressing, and several other minor updates.


Miriam Kadansky
Joe Wesley
Dah Ming Chiu
Joseph E. Provino

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