Multicasting Multimedia Streams with Active Networks

TitleMulticasting Multimedia Streams with Active Networks
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsBanchs, A., Effelsberg W., Tschudin C. F., & Turau V.
Other Numbers1113
KeywordsActive Network, ANTS, layered video, M0, robust audio, scalable video

Active networks allow code to be loaded dynamically into network nodes at run-time. This code can perform tasks specific to a stream of packets or even a single packet. In this paper we compare two active network architectures: the Active Network Transfer System (ANTS) and the Messenger System (M0). We have implemented a robust audio multicast protocol and a layered video multicast protocol with both active network systems. We discuss the differences of the two systems, evaluate architectural strengths and weaknesses, compare the runtime performance, and report practical experience and lessons learned.

Bibliographic Notes

ICSI Technical Report TR-97-050

Abbreviated Authors

A. Banchs, W. Effelsberg, C. Tschudin, and V. Turau

ICSI Publication Type

Technical Report