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We present the design, implementation, and evaluation of PROMISE, a novel peer-to-peer media streaming system encompassing the key functions of peer lookup, peer-based aggregated streaming, and dynamic adaptations to network and peer conditions. Particularly, PROMISE is based on a new application level P2P service called <i>CollectCast</i>. CollectCast(More)
We present CollectCast, a peer-to-peer (P2P) service for media streaming where a receiver peer is served by multiple sender peers. CollectCast operates at the application level but infers underlying network properties to correlate end-to-end connections between peers. The salient features of CollectCast include: (1) a novel multisender selection method that(More)
We propose a service differentiated peer selection mechanism for peer-to-peer media streaming systems. The mechanism provides flexibility and choice in peer selection to the contributors of the system, resulting in high quality streaming sessions. Free-riders are given limited options in peer selection, if any, and hence receive low quality streaming. The(More)
Increased performance, fairness, and security remain important goals for service providers. In this work, we design an integrated distributed monitoring, traffic conditioning, and flow control system for higher performance and security of network domains. Edge routers monitor (using tomography techniques) a network domain to detect quality of service (QoS)(More)
We design and evaluate a simple and scalable system to verify quality of service (QoS) in a differentiated services domain. The system uses a distributed edge-to-edge monitoring approach with measurement agents collecting information about delays, losses and throughput, and reporting to a service level agreement monitor (SLAM). The SLAM detects potential(More)
BACKGROUND Prophylactic paracetamol (PP) was previously shown to reduce primary and booster antibody responses against the 10-valent pneumococcal non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine (PHiD-CV). This study further evaluated the effect of PP on antibody persistence, immunological memory and nasopharyngeal carriage (NPC). METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The impact on carriage and optimal schedule for primary vaccination of older children with 10-valent pneumococcal non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae protein-D conjugate vaccine (PHiD-CV) are unknown. METHODS 600 Kenyan children aged 12-59 months were vaccinated at days 0, 60 and 180 in a double-blind randomized controlled trial according to(More)
Continuous monitoring of a network domain poses several challenges. First, routers of a network domain need to be polled periodically to collect statistics about delay, loss, and bandwidth. Second, this huge amount of data has to be mined to obtain useful monitoring information. This increases the overhead for high speed core routers, and restricts the(More)
We design a tree-based forward digest protocol (TFDP) to verify data integrity in distributed media streaming for content distribution. Several challenges arise, including the timing constraint of streaming sessions, the involvement of multiple senders, and the untrustworthiness of these senders. A comprehensive comparison is presented on the performance of(More)