A middleware approach for protocol-independent reliable broadcast

Hideaki Imaizumi, Kazunori Sugiura, Jun Murai

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Abstract

This paper proposes Protocol-Independent Reliable Broadcast Middleware(PIRBM) System which enables applications to easily use reliable broadcast on various networks such as datalink-layer network, application-layer network or heterogeneous network. Reliable broadcast is many-to-many communication assuring that all packets sent by a node will be received by all other nodes without data error in a communication network in finite time. This communication model is applied to link-state routing protocols to distribute the link-state of each node to all other nodes in the network. Reliable broadcast is useful for applications such as multi-player games which need to distribute data. However, such applications can not use reliable broadcast due to lack of middleware providing reliable broadcast functionality to applications for versatile purpose. Therefore, each application is required to implement complicated reliable broadcast protocol by itself. This paper proposes PIRBM System to support such applications. To enable reliable broadcast to work on various networks, PIRBM System contains datalink virtualization function. The evaluations of overhead resulting from virtualization of the datalink are also shown and the result is small enough not to affect performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications
EditorsM.H. Hamza
Pages305-310
Number of pages6
Volume7
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventProceedings of the Seventh IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2003 Aug 132003 Aug 15

Other

OtherProceedings of the Seventh IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period03/8/1303/8/15

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Keywords

  • Overlay Network
  • Reliable Broadcast
  • Virtual Datalink

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

Imaizumi, H., Sugiura, K., & Murai, J. (2003). A middleware approach for protocol-independent reliable broadcast. In M. H. Hamza (Ed.), Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (Vol. 7, pp. 305-310)