7 October 1998 Fairness for ABR multipoint-to-point connections
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Proceedings Volume 3530, Performance and Control of Network Systems II; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.325859
Event: Photonics East (ISAM, VVDC, IEMB), 1998, Boston, MA, United States
In multipoint-to-point connections, the traffic at the root is the combination of all traffic originating at the leaves. A crucial concern in the case of multiple senders is how to define fairness within a multicast group, and among groups and point-to-point connections. Fairness definition can be complicated since the multipoint connection can have the same identifier on each link, and senders might not be distinguishable in this case. Many rate allocation algorithms implicitly assume that there is only one sender in each VC, which does not hold for multipoint-to-point cases. We give various possibilities for defining fairness for multipoint connections, and show the tradeoffs involved. In addition, we show that ATM bandwidth allocation algorithms need to be adapted to give fair allocations for multipoint-to-point connections.
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Sonia Fahmy, Sonia Fahmy, Raj Jain, Raj Jain, Rohit Goyal, Rohit Goyal, Bobby Vandalore, Bobby Vandalore, } "Fairness for ABR multipoint-to-point connections", Proc. SPIE 3530, Performance and Control of Network Systems II, (7 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.325859; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.325859


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