Peer the Peers: An Overlay ID Assignment Service at Internet Exchange Points

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Executive Summary

P2P networks enable end users to establish services relying neither on a dedicated infrastructure nor on an ISP deployment of enhanced services at the network layer. Regrettably, overlay traffic is not optimal with respect to native connections and peering agreements, but may decrease network quality at end users at increased transit costs. This issue has been addressed by traffic localization approaches: the general objective is to keep overlay traffic local and to minimize provider crossing.

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