An Incentive-Based Approach to Traffic Management for Peer-to-Peer Overlays
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- Pussep K., Kuleshov S., Gross C., Soursos S. (2010) An Incentive-Based Approach to Traffic Management for Peer-to-Peer Overlays. In: Stiller B., Hoßfeld T., Stamoulis G.D. (eds) Incentives, Overlays, and Economic Traffic Control. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6236. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Peer-to-Peer overlays are responsible for a large amount of consumer traffic, including the costly inter-domain traffic. Managing this traffic requires to consider the interests of the involved parties (users, overlay providers, and network providers), since many traditional approaches benefit only single parties. In this work we propose a mechanism where an Internet provider offers additional free resources to selected users that act in a most network-friendly way and are able to bias the overlay traffic for higher localization. By the means of simulations, we show that a proper cooperation with overlay providers can result in a mutual benefit. For typical interconnection agreements, this also applies if only a single Internet provider adopts the proposed mechanism.
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