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An Initial Peer Configuration Algorithm for Multi-Streaming Peer-To-Peer Networks

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Executive Summary

The growth of the Internet technology enables them to use network applications for streaming audio and video. Especially, real-time streaming services using Peer-To-Peer (P2P) technology are currently emerging. An important issue on P2P streaming is how to construct a logical network (overlay network) on a physical network (IP network). In this paper, the authors propose an initial peer configuration algorithm for a multi-streaming peer-to-peer network. The proposed algorithm is based on a mesh-pull approach where any node has multiple parent and child nodes as neighboring nodes, and content transmitted between these neighboring nodes depends on their parent-child relationships. Their simulation experiments show that the proposed algorithm improves the number of joining node and traffic load.

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