Lossy link identification for multicast network

Hui Tian, Hong Shen

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Use of multicast traffic as measurement probes has been shown effective to infer network-internal characteristics. In a network the links that have a packet loss rate greater than a given threshold are called lossy links. Lossy links adversely affect network performance and collectively cause break-down of network service in many cases. We propose a new approach to identify the lossy links from multicast end-to-end measurements. It is based on hamming distance of sequences on receipt/loss of probe packets maintained at each pair of sibling nodes. With prior knowledge of multicast network topology, all lossy links can be effectively identified by our approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)416-419
Number of pages4
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference, PDCAT 2004 - , Singapore
Duration: 8 Dec 200410 Dec 2004


  • Identification
  • Lossy link
  • Multicast network


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