Networking

Performance Evaluation of a Method to Reduce Inter-ISP Transit Cost Caused by Overlay Routing

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Executive Summary

Overlay routing is an application-level routing mechanism and existing research has revealed that overlay routing can improve user-perceived performance. On the other hand, overlay routing may harm the ISPs' cost structure because of the policy mismatch between IP routing and overlay routing. In a previous study, the authors proposed a method to reduce inter-ISP transit cost caused by overlay routing while maintaining the effectiveness of the overlay routing. However, they evaluated the proposed method only in the PlanetLab environment, the node location of which is biased to North America.

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