A Neighboring Strategy for ISP-Friendly Peer-to-Peer Video Live Streaming
Push-pull hybrid schemes for Peer-To-Peer (P2P) video live streaming applications achieve a short playback delay and are robust in the presence of peer churn. Most hybrid schemes construct an overlay randomly, which causes unnecessary traffic on the Internet. Simply applying the neighbor with-nearby-peers strategy can localize the traffic but results in a large tree height, more lost chunks, and increased playback delay. In this paper, the authors propose a new neighboring strategy to construct a hierarchical overlay that has a low average edge cost and helps to build a short and robust tree.