Introduction to Multicast Technology

Introduction to Multicast Technology

Gabor Hosszu (Budapest University of Technology & Economics, Hungary)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 43
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-14-3.ch017


The multimedia communication over the Internet needs the multicasting delivery scheme. In this chapter the sophisticated group management and routing protocols required for multicasting are presented. The different kinds of transport protocols for satisfying the special requirements of the multimedia applications are also included. Finally the current design principles of the multicast-based multimedia applications are discussed.

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