Protocol Independent Multicasting in Wireless Mesh Networks

Russo, Alessandro and Lo Cigno, Renato and Rubin, Izhak (2012) Protocol Independent Multicasting in Wireless Mesh Networks. Trento : Università di Trento.

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    Multicast in wireless networks received a lot of attention, from ad-hoc networks, to structured multi-hop meshes. However, the support of the standard Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) protocol has been dismissed as non important (or non feasible), given that its straightforward application on wireless networks does not work properly. In this work we analyze the reasons why PIM standard implementations interacts badly with wireless networks and propose simple countermeasures that do not require modifications of the standard, but only small modifications of the implementation. The Dense Mode version of PIM is implemented in ns-3 and results are presented showing the performance of the protocol and its overheads in mesh networks with fixed mesh routers and both fixed and mobile end-user clients.

    Item Type: Departmental Technical Report
    Department or Research center: Information Engineering and Computer Science
    Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5105.5 Computer Networks
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Multicast routing; Wireless network; Routing protocol
    Additional Information: This is an extended edited version of a contribute that will appear in short version in the proceedings of ICNC 2013 with the title “Protocol Independent Multicast: from Wired to Wireless Networks", published by IEEE.
    Report Number: DISI-12-018
    Repository staff approval on: 16 Oct 2012 13:07

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