Mesh-Based Content Routing using XML
Thu, 04 Oct 2001 15:42:47 -0500
While it may be true that their system outperforms a FEC-based "spray
and pray" system, I would intuit that some hibrid scheme would provide
better performance. Even NACK-oriented reliable multicast systems
benefit from some level of FEC.
Justin Chapweske, Onion Networks
>Hmmm. The authors appear to have anticipated this sort of reaction, and at
>least in my reading don't seem very keen on it.
>There are sections where they compare what they've done to loss-tolerant
>encoding schemes, e.g. "We note that in the case of multi-hop networks with
>sufficient bandwidth, DCP outperforms carousel-based erasure coding
>techniques such as those used by Digital Fountain." (section 5.1.4, p.8)