A New Approach for Achieving Traffic-Exchange Localization in P2P-Based Content Distribution

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Executive Summary

Due to the fact that P2P applications have dominantly accounted for the entire Internet traffic, how to efficiently manage P2P traffic has become increasingly important. It has been recently proposed that the underlying network information can be shared between ISPs and P2P service providers in order to achieve efficient resource utilization, with the locality-based peer selection being a specific example. Based on such collaboration, the authors propose a proportional traffic-exchange localization scheme for making efficient use of network resources. Their approach employs locality information in order to regulate the volume of traffic exchange between peers according to their physical distance between peers.

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