The Case for Cooperative Networking*

  • Venkata N. Padmanabhan
  • Kunwadee Sripanidkulchai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2429)


In this paper, we make the case for Cooperative Networking (CoopNet) where end-hosts cooperate to improve network performance perceived by all. In CoopNet, cooperation among peers complements traditional client-server communication rather than replacing it.W e focus on the Web flash crowd problem and argue that CoopNet offers an effective solution. We present an evaluation of the CoopNet approach using simulations driven by traffic traces gathered at the MSNBC website during the flash crowd that occurred on September 11, 2001.


Network Bandwidth Cooperative Networking Proxy Cache Improve Network Performance Flash Crowd 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Venkata N. Padmanabhan
    • 1
  • Kunwadee Sripanidkulchai
    • 2
  1. 1.Microsoft ResearchCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Carnegie Mellon UniversityCambridgeUSA

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