Resilience in Live Peer-to-Peer Streaming
The success of peer-to-peer overlays for live multicast streaming depends on their ability to maintain low delays and a low ratio of information loss end-to-end. However, data distribution over an overlay consisting of unreliable peers is inherently subject to disturbances. Resilience is thus inevitably a key requirement for peer-to-peer live-streaming architectures. In this paper, the authors present a survey of the media distribution methods, overlay structures, and error-control solutions proposed for peer-to-peer live streaming. They discuss the tradeoff between resilience and overhead and argue that efficient architectures can be defined only through thorough performance analysis.