Reliable multicast congestion control (RMCC)

J.P. Macker, R.B. Adamson
MILCOM 2000 Proceedings. 21st Century Military Communications. Architectures and Technologies for Information Superiority (Cat. No.00CH37155)  
At present, there are no standardized, Internet-based multicast transport protocols that provide effective, dynamic congestion control methods for safe, widescale deployment of end-to-end rate adaptive applications (e.g., file transfer). Recent research and standardization efforts are beginning to address these issues. This paper describes ongoing research and development related to network congestion control mechanisms for multicast data transport. We concentrate on the design issues for
more » ... gn issues for reliable multicast protocols in particular and we describe our approach for adding dynamic congestion control to a negativeacknowledgement oriented protocol. We also present simulation and modeling results demonstrating prototype system performance, including analysis of TCP fairness and router congestion indicators. We also relate our work to other ongoing research and standards development efforts. Report Documentation Page Form Approved OMB No. 0704-0188 Public reporting burden for the collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to Washington Headquarters Services, Directorate for Information Operations and Reports, 1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1204, Arlington VA 22202-4302. Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to a penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number.
doi:10.1109/milcom.2000.904016 fatcat:odtu6qaxhrbcvk7smnkd67gxw4