Sonia Fahmy, and Raj Jain, "ABR Flow Control for Multipoint Connections," IEEE Network Magazine, ATM Forum Perspectives column, September-October 1998, Vol. 12, Issue 5, pp. 6-7.

Multipoint capabilities are essential for ATM networks to efficiently support many applications, including IP multicasting and overlay applications. The current signaling and routing specifications for ATM define point-to-multipoint capabilities. Multipoint-to-point connection support is also being discussed by the signaling and PNNI groups, and will be defined in the near future for the unspecified bit rate (UBR) service. We examine point-to-multipoint and multipoint-to-point flow control for the available bit rate (ABR) service, as discussed in the traffic management working group.

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See also:
ABR Engineering: Roles and Guidelines for Setting ABR Parameters
Design and Evaluation of Feedback Consolidation for ABR Point-to-Multipoint
Fairness for ABR Multipoint-to-point Connections
Fairness for ABR multipoint-to-point connections
Feedback Consolidation Algorithms for ABR Point-to-Multipoint Connections
On Determining the Fair Bandwidth Share for ABR Connections in ATM Networks

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