Patent Number: 7,089,323

Title: Method for multicasting a message on a computer network

Abstract: A method for multicasting a message in a computer network is described, in which at least some nodes of a multicast group transmit fault recovery information to other nodes of the group in addition to, or as part of, the message itself. The fault recovery information allows nodes to determine what dissemination responsibility should be assigned to successor nodes in the event that one or more nodes of the multicast group fail.

Inventors: Theimer; Marvin M. (Bellevue, WA), Jones; Michael B. (Redmond, WA), Gummadi; Krishna P. (Seattle, WA)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/173 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018