Network-Friendly Gossiping

  • Sabina Serbu
  • Étienne Rivière
  • Pascal Felber
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5873)


The emergence of large-scale distributed applications based on many-to-many communication models, e.g., broadcast and decentralized group communication, has an important impact on the underlying layers, notably the Internet routing infrastructure. To make an effective use of network resources, protocols should both limit the stress (amount of messages) on each infrastructure entity like routers and links, and balance as much as possible the load in the network. Most protocols use application-level metrics such as delays to improve efficiency of content dissemination or routing, but the extend to which such application-centric optimizations help reduce and balance the load imposed to the infrastructure is unclear. In this paper, we elaborate on the design of such network-friendly protocols and associated metrics. More specifically, we investigate random-based gossip dissemination. We propose and evaluate different ways of making this representative protocol network-friendly while keeping its desirable properties (robustness and low delays). Simulations of the proposed methods using synthetic and real network topologies convey and compare their abilities to reduce and balance the load while keeping good performance.


Internet Service Provider Network Friendliness Infected Node Route Length Active Thread 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabina Serbu
    • 1
  • Étienne Rivière
    • 2
  • Pascal Felber
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NeuchâtelSwitzerland
  2. 2.NTNU TrondheimNorway

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