## Spanners and Message Distribution in Networks (1999)

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@MISC{Farley99spannersand,

author = {Arthur M. Farley and Andrzej Proskurowski and Daniel Zappala and Kurt Windisch and Kurt},

title = {Spanners and Message Distribution in Networks},

year = {1999}

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. We investigate the applicability of spanners as shared structures that offer both low cost and low delay for broadcast and multicast. A k-spanner has the potential to offer lower delay than shared trees because it limits the distance between any two nodes in the network to a multiplicative factor k of the shortest-path distance. Using simulation over random topologies, we compare k-spanners to single-source minimum-distance spanning trees and show that a k-spanner can have similar cost and lower delay. We illustrate that by varying the value of k a spanner can be made to gradually favor cost over delay. These results indicate that it is feasible to build a multicast routing protocol using spanners as a shared communication structure. 1 Introduction Current multicast routing protocols can be classified as constructing either a separate shortest path tree for each sender to a group or a single shared tree for all senders. The tradeoffs between these two approaches have been...

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