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IP Multicast Applications: Challenges and Solutions

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Dr. Kevin C. Almeroth , Bob Quinn
Last updated 1998-11-16
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This document highlights the challenges of creating multicast applications, and describes the solutions available or under development. It provides a taxonomy of multicast applications in terms of their requirements, and discusses some existing multicast- based protocols. Many of the solutions--especially in the areas of reliable multicast data delivery, congestion control, and security-- have not yet emerged from the research realms. We describe the general state of on-going research in these areas, highlighting the strategies under investigation.


Dr. Kevin C. Almeroth
Bob Quinn

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