Efficient Multi-source Data Dissemination in Peer-to-Peer Networks

  • Zhenyu Li
  • Zengyang Zhu
  • Gaogang Xie
  • Zhongcheng Li
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4982)


More and more emerging Peer-to-Peer applications require the support for multi-source data dissemination. These applications always consist of a large number of dynamic nodes which are heterogeneous in terms of capacity and spread over the entire Internet. Therefore, it is a challenge work to design an efficient data disseminate scheme. Existing studies always ignore the node proximity information or have high redundancy or high maintenance overhead. This paper presents EMS, an efficient multi-source data dissemination in P2P networks. By leveraging node heterogeneity, nodes are organized in a two-layer structure: the upper layer is based on DHT protocol and composed of powerful and stable nodes, while the nodes at the lower layer attach to physically close upper layer nodes. Data objects are replicated and forwarded along implicit trees, which are based on DHT route table. The average path length for delivering objects to all nodes converges to O(log n) automatically, where n is the number of nodes in the application. We perform extensive simulations to show the efficacy in terms of delivery path length, delay, redundancy and the effect of proximity-awareness.


Multi-source multicast Data Dissemination P2P Networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhenyu Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zengyang Zhu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gaogang Xie
    • 1
  • Zhongcheng Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computing TechnologyChinese Academy of SciencesChina
  2. 2.Graduate School of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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