Resilience in Overlay Multicast Protocols
Stefan Birrer and Fabián E. Bustamante
In Proc. of the 14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS 2006), September 2006.
Evanston, IL 60201, USA
One of the most important challenges of self-organized, overlay systems for large-scale group communication lies in these systems ability to handle the high degree of transiency inherent to their environment. While a number of resilient protocols and techniques have been recently proposed, achieving high delivery ratios without sacrificing end-to-end latencies or incurring significant additional costs has proven to be a difficult task. In this paper we review some of these approaches and experimentally evaluate their effectiveness by contrasting their performance and associated cost through simulation and wide-area experimentation.