Bulk Multicast Transport Protocol

@inproceedings{Morris1997BulkMT,
  title={Bulk Multicast Transport Protocol},
  author={Robert Tappan Morris},
  booktitle={INFOCOM},
  year={1997}
}
BMTP offers rate controlled multicast with reliability, high throughput, and support for large numbers of receivers. A multicast sender needs feedback from receivers to recover from errors and to choose an appropriate send rate, but must avoid being overwhelmed as the number of receivers grows. BMTP does this by keeping the rate at which each receiver sends feedback inversely proportional to a running estimate of the number of receivers. BMTP bases its send rate on the minimum of the receive… CONTINUE READING