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Application versus network layer multicasting in ad hoc networks: the ALMA routing protocol

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Application versus network layer multicasting in ad hoc networks: the ALMA routing protocol
Application layer multicasting has emerged as an appealing alternative to network layer multicasting in wireline networks. Here, we examine the suitability of application layer multicast in ad hoc networks. To this effect, we propose a flexible receiver-driven overlay multicast protocol which we call Application Layer Multicast Algorithm (ALMA). ALMA constructs an overlay multicast tree in a dynamic, decentralized and incremental way. First, ALMA is receiver-driven: the member nodes find their connections according to their needs. Second, it is flexible, and thus, it can satisfy the performance goals and the needs of a wide range of applications. Third, it is highly adaptive: it reconfigures the tree in response to mobility or congestion. In addition, our protocol has the advantages of an application layer protocol: (a) simplicity of deployment, (b) independence from lower layer protocols, and (c) capability of exploiting features such as reliability and security that may be provided ...
Min Ge, Srikanth V. Krishnamurthy, Michalis Falout
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Type Journal
Year 2006
Where ADHOC
Authors Min Ge, Srikanth V. Krishnamurthy, Michalis Faloutsos
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