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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2014.050503
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 5 Issue 5, 2014.
Abstract: PIM-SM is the most commonly used IP multicast routing protocol in IPTV systems. Its fault tolerance is examined by experimenting on a mesh topology multicast test network built up by Cisco routers under GNS3. Different fault scenarios are played and different parameters of the PIM-SM and of the OSPF protocols are examined if they influence and how they influence the outage time of an IPTV service. The failure of the Rendezvous Point (RP) of the given IP multicast group as well as the complete failure of a router in the media forwarding path of the multicast stream are examined. A method is given how the service outage time caused by the complete failure of a router can be limited by an appropriate choice of the Dead Interval parameter of OSPF.
Gábor Lencse and István Derka, “Experimental Analysis of the Fault Tolerance of the PIM-SM IP Multicast Routing Protocol under GNS3” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 5(5), 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2014.050503