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Readings in Multimedia Computing and Networking by Hong Jiang Zhang, Kevin Jeffay

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Receiver-driven Layered Multicast

Steven McCanne,     University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. E-mail address: mccanne@ee.lbl.gov

Jacobson Van,     Network Research Group Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. E-mail address: van@ee.lbl.gov

Martin Vetterli,     University of California, Berkeley. E-mail address: martin@eecs.berkeley.edu

Abstract

State of the art, real-time, rate-adaptive, multimedia applications adjust their transmission rate to match the available network capacity. Unfortunately, this source-based rate-adaptation performs poorly in a heterogeneous multicast environment because there is no single target rate — the conflicting bandwidth requirements of all receivers cannot be simultaneously ...

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