International Journals of Advanced Information Science and Technology (IJAIST)
Peer-To-Peer (P2P) streaming has been widely deployed over the Internet. A streaming system usually has multiple channels, and peers may form multiple groups for content distribution. In this paper, the authors propose a distributed overlay framework (called SMesh) for dynamic groups to make content distribution with switched timing fashion. P2P overlay network, hosts are responsible for packets replication and forwarding. A P2P network only uses unicast and does not need multicast capable routers. The existing networking infrastructure are multicast capable. Emerging commercial video transport and distribution networks heavily make use of IP multicasting.