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Reliably Networking a Multicast Repository [extended version]

Lam, Wang and Garcia-Molina, Hector (2002) Reliably Networking a Multicast Repository [extended version]. Technical Report. Stanford.




In this paper, we consider the design of a reliable multicast facility over an unreliable multicast network. Our multicast facility has several interesting properties: it has different numbers of clients interested in each data packet, allowing us to tune our strategy for each data transmission; has recurring data items, so that missed data items can be rescheduled for later transmission; and allows the server to adjust the scheduler according to loss information. We exploit the properties of our system to extend traditional reliability techniques for our case, and use performance evaluation to highlight the resulting differences. We find that our reliability techniques can reduce the average client wait time by over thirty percent.

Item Type:Techreport (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:WebBase data multicast facility reliability
Subjects:Computer Science > Databases and the Web
Computer Science > Digital Libraries
Projects:Digital Libraries
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:545
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:27 Jun 2002 17:00
Last Modified:25 Dec 2008 09:44

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