Citation Kolberg M & Buford J (2011) Application Layer Multicast Extensions to RELOAD. In: IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), 2011. 8th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), Las Vegas, NV, 09.01.2011-12.01.2011. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), pp. 1083-1087. https://doi.org/10.1109/CCNC.2011.5766334
Abstract Native multicast deployment is relatively slow and linked
with a number of issues. However, there are a number of
native multicast regions. Application Layer Multicast
(ALM) can be used in areas of the network where there is
no native multicast available. The SAM (Scalable Adaptive
Multicast) Research group within the IRTF is investigating
hybrid approaches to multicast, involving native
deployments were available and ALM in other regions.
SAM is using a P2P overlay to connect the nodes. Here we
describe a protocol and API extensions to RELOAD for
constructing Scalable Adaptive Multicast (SAM) sessions
using hybrid combinations of ALM, native multicast, and
multicast tunnels. The Automatic Multicast Tunneling
(AMT) relay and gateway elements are employed for
interoperation between native regions and ALM regions.