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dc.contributor.advisorKolberg, Mario-
dc.contributor.authorAlwadani, Dhaifallah-
dc.description.abstractNative Multicast plays an important role in distributing and managing delivery of some of the most popular Internet applications, such as IPTV and media delivery. However, due to patchy support and the existence of multiple approaches for Native Multicast, the support for Native Multicast is fragmented into isolated areas termed Multicast Islands. This renders Native Multicast unfit to be used as an Internet wide application. Instead, Application Layer Multicast, which does not have such network requirements but is more expensive in terms of bandwidth and overhead, can be used to connect the native multicast islands. This thesis proposes Opportunistic Native Multicast (ONM) which employs Application LayerMulticast (ALM), on top of a DHT-based P2P overlay network, and AutomaticMulticast Tunnelling (AMT) to connect these islands. ALM will be used for discovery and initiating the AMT tunnels. The tunnels will encapsulate the traffic going between islands' Primary Nodes (PNs). AMT was used for its added benefits such as security and being better at traffic shaping and Quality Of Service (QoS). While different approaches for connecting multicast islands exists, the system proposed in the thesis was designed with the following characteristics in mind: scalability, availability, interoperability, self-adaptation and efficiency. Importantly, by utilising AMT tunnels, this approach has unique properties that improve network security and management.en_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Stirlingen_GB
dc.subjectHybrid Multicasten_GB
dc.subjectPeer To Peeren_GB
dc.subject.lcshPeer-to-peer architecture (Computer networks)en_GB
dc.subject.lcshManagement information systemsen_GB
dc.subject.lcshComputer communication systemsen_GB
dc.titleHybrid Multicasting Using Automatic Multicast Tunnels (AMT)en_GB
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_GB
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophyen_GB
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