Learn More
—P2P-TV systems performance are driven by the overlay topology that peers form. Several proposals have been made in the past to optimize it, yet little experimental studies have corroborated results. The aim of this work is to provide a comprehensive experimental comparison of different strategies for the construction and maintenance of the overlay topology(More)
Unstructured, chunk-based P2P streaming (TV and Video) systems are becoming popular and are subject of intense research. Chunk and peer selection strategies (or scheduling) are among the main driver of performance. This work presents the formal proof that there exist a distributed scheduling strategy which is able to distribute every chunk to all N peers in(More)
This paper describes SSSim, the Simple and Scalable Simulator for P2P streaming systems. SSSim is designed for performance and scalability, and allows the simulation of the diffusion of a very large number of chunks over large number of peers in reasonable times. This result has been obtained by optimising the simulator for recurrent workloads and(More)
—P2P TV and video streaming are among the most bandwidth-hungry applications running over the Internet. One of the main reasons is that the scheduling of information transfer between peers is extremely aggressive and does not take network characteristics into account. Moreover, schedulers are not designed to be robust and configurable, so that their(More)
This is a PDF file of an unedited manuscript that has been accepted for publication. As a service to our customers we are providing this early version of the manuscript. The manuscript will undergo copyediting, typesetting, and review of the resulting proof before it is published in its final form. Please note that during the production process errors may(More)
The amount of information in the new emerging all-embracing pervasive environments will be enormous. Current Internet protocol conceived almost forty years ago, were never planned for these emerging pervasive environments. The communications requirements placed by these protocols on the low cost sensor and tag nodes are in direct contradiction to the(More)
—In this paper we consider mesh based P2P streaming systems focusing on the problem of regulating peer upload rate to match the system demand while not overloading each peer upload link capacity. We propose Hose Rate Control (HRC), a novel scheme to control the speed at which peers offer chunks to other peers, ultimately controlling peer uplink capacity(More)
Traffic Flow Confidentiality (TFC) mechanisms are techniques devised to hide/masquerade the traffic pattern to prevent statistical traffic analysis attacks. Their inclusion in widespread security protocols, in conjunction with the ability for deployers to flexibly control their operation, might boost their adoption and improve privacy of future networks.(More)