||About the SAM RG
The Scalable Adaptive Multicast (SAM) Research Group
investigates multicast protocols including application layer
multicast (ALM), overlay multicast (OM), native multicast, and
hybrid techniques with the goal of greater scalabality and
adaptability in terms of numbers of multicast groups and network
It also provides input for standardization efforts within the
IETF. For more information, please read the
SAM RG charter.
SAM RG is an Internet Research Task
Force (IRTF) Research Group. The IRTF focuses on longer term
research issues related to the Internet while the parallel organization,
the Internet Engineering Task Force
(IETF), focuses on the issues of engineering and
IRTF Research Groups guidelines and procedures
are described in RFC
2014 (BCP 8).
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John Buford, Avaya Labs,
Thomas Schmidt, Hamburg University of Applied Science