Abstract: Stealth Multicast is a novel concept that allows for practical adoption of network-level multicast on a domain-wise basis rather than a global scale. In the stealth multicast framework, redundant unicast packets are dynamically assembled into virtual groups for multicast transmission across the domain. At the edge of the domain, the packets are converted back to unicast, thus hiding the existence of stealth multicast from the external Internet. True to its namesake, stealth multicast operates in complete stealth, providing seamless interoperability without requiring modifications to end-user applications nor requiring inter-domain support. Although stealth multicast can offer a significant mechanism for multicast deployment, it is not ideal for applications which require reliable delivery.This is because Stealth multicast is created for connectionless UDP streams. This study proposes how to achieve reliability in Stealth Multicast paradigm by incorporating NACK based protocol.
M. Raja Ram and E.P. Srinivasan , 2007. A Novel Approach to Make Stealth Multicast Paradigm Steadfast . Asian Journal of Information Technology, 6: 622-630.