Computer Science & Electronics Journals
A central problem arising in the management of a large network is that of routing traffic to achieve the best possible network performance. The initial paper was based on the optimization of latency and network utilization of a selfish overlay routing using Nash equilibrium. It is well known that the outcome of selfish routing using Nash equilibrium does not minimize the total latency and can be improved upon with coordination and that marginal cost pricing. The principle of marginal cost pricing assumes that taxes cause no disutility to network users. The authors propose to use a market-driven approach to regulate the behavior of selfish nodes that either provide or consume services.