Date Added: Apr 2011
Efficient network utilization is essential towards the deployment of large scale Peer-To-Peer (P2P) video live streaming services on the Internet. Push-pull hybrid schemes and pull schemes provide practical solutions to P2P video live streaming, but network utilization remains unaddressed. In this paper, the authors use "Typical" hybrid and pull schemes to investigate network utilization and whether the neighbor-with-nearby-peers strategy is applicable to P2P video live streaming applications. They find hybrid and pull schemes have limited capability in choosing low cost overlay edges although hybrid schemes are slightly better.