Investigation on probing schemes in probe-based multicast admission control

Chunhui Le, Jianhua He, Guanxiang Zhang, Wenqing Cheng

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    Multicast is an efficient approach to save network bandwidth for multimedia streaming services. To provide Quality of Services (QoS) for the multimedia services while maintain the advantage of multicast in bandwidth efficiency, admission control for multicast sessions are expected. Probe-based multicast admission control (PBMAC) schemes are of a sort of scalable and simple admission control for multicast. Probing scheme is the essence of PBMAC. In this paper, after a detailed survey on three existing probing schemes, we evaluate these schemes using simulation and analysis approaches in two aspects: admission correctness and group scalability. Admission correctness of the schemes is compared by simulation investigation. Analytical models for group scalability are derived, and validated by simulation results. The evaluation results illustrate the advantages and weaknesses of each scheme, which are helpful for people to choose proper probing scheme for network.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNetwork architectures, management, and applications II
    EditorsS.J. Ben Yoo, Gee-Kung Chang, Guangcheng Li, Kwok-wai Cheung
    Place of PublicationBellingham, WA (US)
    PublisherSociety of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventNetwork Architectures, Management, and Applications II: Asia-Pacific Optical Communications - Beijing, China
    Duration: 7 Nov 200411 Nov 2004

    Publication series

    NameSPIE proceedings


    ConferenceNetwork Architectures, Management, and Applications II


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