Caching-Enhanced Scalable Reliable Multicast.

Authors: Carl Livadas and Idit Keidar.

To appear in the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN04), June-July 2004.


We present the Caching-Enhanced Scalable Reliable Multicast (CESRM) protocol. CESRM augments the Scalable Reliable Multicast (SRM) protocol with a caching-based expedited recovery scheme. CESRM exploits the packet loss locality occurring in IP multicast transmissions in order to expeditiously recover from losses in the manner in which recent losses were recovered. Trace-driven simulations show that CESRM reduces the average recovery latency of SRM by roughly 50% and, moreover, drastically reduces the overhead in terms of recovery traffic and control messages.


Preprint of DSN04 paper: ps, ps.gz, pdf, pdf.gz.