Supporting Mobility in Multicast: A Compromise Between Large and Small Group Multicast

  • Xavier Brouckaert
  • Olivier Bonaventure
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3311)


With the recent wireless boom and the IP convergence, there is a need to support efficiently a lot of concurrent small group multicast flows. In this paper, we describe how to integrate mobility support to a Small Group Multicast routing protocol named Sender Initiated Multicast (SIM). We then compare it with PIM-SSM through simulation and show that SIM requires fewer router states than PIM-SSM for small groups with static and mobile receivers.


Mobile Node Home Agent Home Network Correspondent Node Mobile IPv6 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xavier Brouckaert
    • 1
  • Olivier Bonaventure
    • 1
  1. 1.Université Catholique de LouvainBelgium

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