On Characterizing Peer-to-Peer Streaming Traffic
Extensive studies have shown that the peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic has already become the dominant traffic in the current Internet. The current P2P streaming user base is still undergoing stunning growth in China although its user scale already reached 158 million in 2010, 68% of Chinese web users. Hence, a comprehensive understanding of the P2P streaming network traffic characterization is essential to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in terms of network planning and resource allocation. In this paper, based on the massive data collected with a passive network monitoring equipment placed in the Internet backbone, the authors provide an in-depth view of the current P2P streaming traffic in the current Internet of China.