5th International Workshop on OMNeT++

Research Article

Multicast Simulation and Modeling in OMNeT++

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.simutools.2012.248078,
        author={Vladimir Vesely and Petr Matousek and Miroslav Sveda},
        title={Multicast Simulation and Modeling in OMNeT++},
        proceedings={5th International Workshop on OMNeT++},
        keywords={ip multicast ansa extension omnet++ inet framework},
  • Vladimir Vesely
    Petr Matousek
    Miroslav Sveda
    Year: 2012
    Multicast Simulation and Modeling in OMNeT++
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.simutools.2012.248078
Vladimir Vesely1,*, Petr Matousek1, Miroslav Sveda1
  • 1: Faculty of Information Technology - Brno University of Technology
*Contact email: ivesely@fit.vutbr.cz


IP multicast is nowadays a common network technique for communication and data delivery between senders and a large set of receivers. It could be argued that multicast is not generally supported by ISPs yet it became a standard for media streaming, distributed computing, financial applications and many others. There is a need for suitable modeling and simulation tools supporting multicast routing, distribution trees and visualization of multicast data flows. In this paper we report on our so called ANSA extension which expands INET framework in OMNeT++ environment.