Date Added: Jan 2012
The Internet traffic is growing, and its nature changes because of new applications. Multimedia applications require bandwidth reservations that were not needed initially when the file transfers dominated the Internet. P2P applications are making traffic patterns impossible to predict, and the traffic loads generated at nodes need to be routed regardless of the traffic pattern. The authors' goal in this paper is to achieve efficient load balancing in P to P network. Today's routing protocol does not provide load balancing in P to P network such as Shortest Path Routing (SPR) protocols used on the Internet today do not maximize the guaranteed node traffic loads, and do not provide scalable and fast bandwidth reservations.