Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

TCP-friendliness of rate-based layered multicast protocols in heterogeneous network

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Ghazali, O. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Malaysia ; Hassan, S. ; Shabli, M.H.A.

Layered multicast protocol (LMP) is designed for simultaneous and real-time multimedia content distribution to large number of disparate receivers across the heterogeneous Internet. In order to behave properly in the Internet, in particular to be friendly towards TCP, LMP control their rate by adapting to the estimated target rate. TCP-equation model and packet-pair probe are two popular techniques used to estimate target rate, and are used in most of the current LMPs. This paper reports a comparative study of the two rate estimators used in LMPs. Simulation technique with NS2 as the network simulator is used to conduct the study, and the network topology is designed to represent network heterogeneity of the Internet. The results suggest that in heterogeneous network environment, the protocol with TCP-equation model is friendly toward TCP flows but cannot compete fairly with TCP in the session with long RTT. On the other hand, the protocol with packet-pair probe is not friendly towards TCP and is not affected by long RTT.

Published in:

Computing & Informatics, 2006. ICOCI '06. International Conference on

Date of Conference:

6-8 June 2006

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.