A fast reroute scheme for IP multicast

Adrian S.W. Tam, Kang Xi, H. Jonathan Chao

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We propose a fast reroute scheme for the single link failure protection of IP multicast network. A multicast network connects nodes as a spanning tree, which is vulnerable to link failures. Our scheme uses ring topologies to ensure a backup path always exists to any single link failure and only a few nodes in the neighborhood of the failed link have to react to the failure. Compare to other solutions, we have four advantages: (1) The multicast tree can be arbitrary. (2) There is only a minimal disruption and there would be no packet loss. (3) Failure protection is available to a wider set of network topologies. (4) Only a small number of multicast nodes are involved and the number of spare links used are also small.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM 2009 - 2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Nov 30 2009Dec 4 2009

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Other2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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