Management Driven Multicast Protocol with End-to-End QoS
Multicast technologies supporting various media services are increasingly seen in the current Internet and are expected to be used also in future Internet deployments. While traditional IP level multicast and overlay multicast are well known solutions, multi-domain multicast with Quality of Services (QoS) guarantees is still a research topic. This paper proposes a management driven hybrid multicast system and protocol, QoS enabled and spanning multiple IP domains. Starting from a previously defined architecture, the management system is developed and then, the protocol design, implementation and some performance evaluation are presented.