A reliable multicast protocol in networks with mobile hosts

Byung Won On, Myong Soon Park

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Abstract

As portable computing devices become more popular, increasing the wide use of group communication applications that need reliable delivery of data, the need for a reliable multicast protocol in networks with mobile hosts also increases. The highest protocol for reliable multicast in networks with mobile hosts uses an ack-based approach and consists of mobile support stations (MSSs) and supervisor hosts (SHs). The MSSs communicate with the mobile hosts within their cells via wireless links and forward ack messages from mobile hosts to SHs. Each SH controls a group of neighboring MSSs and delivers one ack message to the sender, after collecting ack messages from MSSs, each of which contains some mobile hosts joined in a multicast group. In this protocol, if the mobile hosts within the domain of particular SHs are continuously crowded according to the regional property such as downtowns and suburbs, an ack implosion of these SHs can occur due to a number of ack messages from mobile hosts. Therefore, the multicast group communication is limited by the imbalanced processing overhead among SHs. To solve the above problem, we propose an efficient reliable multicast protocol in networks with mobile hosts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - DOA 2000: International Symposium on Distributed Objects and Applications
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages27-35
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0769508197, 9780769508191
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventInternational Symposium on Distributed Objects and Applications, DOA 2000 - Antwerp, Belgium
Duration: 2000 Sep 212000 Sep 23

Other

OtherInternational Symposium on Distributed Objects and Applications, DOA 2000
CountryBelgium
CityAntwerp
Period00/9/2100/9/23

Keywords

  • Computer network reliability
  • Computer networks
  • Handheld computers
  • Intelligent networks
  • Mobile communication
  • Mobile computing
  • Multicast protocols
  • Personal digital assistants
  • Portable computers
  • Telecommunication network reliability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    On, B. W., & Park, M. S. (2000). A reliable multicast protocol in networks with mobile hosts. In Proceedings - DOA 2000: International Symposium on Distributed Objects and Applications (pp. 27-35). [874173] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/DOA.2000.874173