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Performance Comparison of CBT and PIM Multicast Routing Protocols over MPLS Networks

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4 Author(s)
El-Shenawy, N.M. ; Dept. of Comput. & Control Eng., Tanta Univ. ; El-Derini, M.N. ; Fahmy, M.M. ; El-Alfy, E.-S.M.

Multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) is a promising cutting-edge technology for advanced forwarding of IP packets. Better performance of multicast routing in large-scale networks is expected when it is implemented over MPLS. In this paper, we simulate core-based tree (CBT) multicast routing protocol over MPLS-based networks using NS2, and compare its performance with protocol-independent multicast-sparse mode (PIM-SM). Simulations are performed for different network topologies with various group sizes using a modified version of the MPLS Network Simulator (MNS). Results reveal that as the number of source nodes increases CBT gives better performance than PIM-SM in terms of routing table size, join time, and total hop count. On the other hand, PIM-SM has less end-to-end delay than CBT

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Computer Engineering and Systems, The 2006 International Conference on

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5-7 Nov. 2006