The Impact of UTP on BitTorrent Completion Time
Source: Telecom ParisTech
BitTorrent, one of the most widespread file sharing P2P applications, recently introduced uTP, an application-level congestion control protocol which aims to efficiently use the available link capacity, while avoiding to interfere with the rest of user traffic (e.g., Web, VoIP and gaming) sharing the same access bottleneck. Research on uTP has so far focused on the investigation of the congestion control behavior on rather simple settings (i.e., single bottleneck, few backlogged flows, etc.), that are fairly far from the P2P settings in which the protocol is deployed.