Date Added: Mar 2010
Traditionally, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have to interconnect with content providers to provide network services to customers. The current business model that connectivity and bandwidth become commodities has motivated ISPs to distribute content and other application-specific services directly to their customers. Hence, it is desirable for ISPs to economize existing infrastructure to support a variety of applications and services. The authors propose a Dynamic mesh-based overlay peer-to-peer infrastructure (D-MORE) and illustrate its example usage case among other potentials. They describe several key techniques, namely capacity classification, locality-awareness and incentive mechanisms for construction of the tiered infrastructure.