Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Computer Science

First Advisor

Gupta, Bidyut


Recently an efficient multicasting protocol has been reported which uses a concept known as pseudo diameter to reduce the number of duplicate packets generated during multicasting. This work is superior to the Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (DVMRP) from the viewpoint of better bandwidth utilization. In this thesis, piggy backing has been introduced to the above mentioned multicast protocol to further reduce the number of duplicate packets compared to the previous work.




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