Overlay multicast has been proposed as an alternative scheme
to provide one-to-many or many-to-many data delivery on Internet. However,
since data delivery is entirely dependent on replications on each
group member, if one member cannot receive a data packet, none of its
children can receive that packet. Furthermore, the higher the member’s
level is, the more nodes cannot also receive data packet. In this paper,
we give a detailed framework to enhance packet delivery ratio in overlay
multicast. Unlike previous efforts based on duplicated forwarding, our
scheme builds another type of overlay data delivery tree (DDT), which
is adaptively reconstructed based on the number of group member’s measured
packet delivery ratio while guaranteeing end-to-end delay bound.
Through practical simulation results, we analyzed packet delivery ratio,
control overhead, and end-to-end delay.
Overlay multicast; delay-bounded; data delivery tree