RELIABLE MULTICASTING IN WIDE AREA ISDN
Original Publication Date: 1995-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-08
Multicasting is not well addressed in wide area network. The present invention provides a method and apparatus for reliable multicast in wide area ISDN. The invention uses D channels to send data to set up circular connections to all members in a multicast group, then, uses B channels to send data to all members in a multicast group. Further, it uses D channels to acknowledge data transmissions, and reporting problems back to the sender.