Interscience Open Access Journals
A Number of commercial Peer-To-Peer (P2P) systems for live streaming have been introduced in recent years. The behavior of the popular systems has been extensively studied in several measurement papers. However, these studies have to rely on a "Black-box" approach, where packet traces are collected from a single or a limited number of measurement points, to infer various properties of the traffic on the control and data planes. Although, such studies are useful to compared different systems from the end user's perspective. It is difficult to intuitively understand the observed properties without fully reverse engineering the underlying systems.