On Feasibility of P2P Traffic Control Through Network Performance Manipulation
The authors propose a new kind of P2P traffic control technique, called Netpherd exploiting the peer selection adaptation (i.e., preferring the peers who are likely to provide better performance). Netpherd tries to enable the peers to communicate with the peers of the local domain by affecting the peer selection adaptation through manipulating network performance (i.e., adding artificial delay at network device like router). Simulation results show that Netpherd can increases (decreases) the intra-domain (inter-domain) traffic by affecting the peer selection adaptation. Netpherd also improves the content download performance including the number of download completions, which means Netpherd can satisfy both the network operator and the peers.