Experimental Study of Broadcatching in BitTorrent

  title={Experimental Study of Broadcatching in BitTorrent},
  author={Z. Zhang and Yuan Lin and Yang Chen and Y. Xiong and G. Shen and H. Liu and Beixing Deng and X. Li},
  journal={2009 6th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference},
  • Z. Zhang, Yuan Lin, +5 authors X. Li
  • Published 2009
  • Computer Science
  • 2009 6th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference
  • Broadcatching is a promising mechanism to improve the experience of BitTorrent users by automatically downloading files advertised through RSS feeds. However, though widely used, the mechanism itself has not been well studied. In this paper, we conducted extensive experiments on PlanetLab to evaluate the performance of Broadcatching under different typical scenarios. The results demonstrated the effectiveness of the Broadcatching: it reduces the average completion time and downloading failure… CONTINUE READING

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