Xunlei: Peer-Assisted Download Acceleration on a Massive Scale

  • Prithula Dhungel
  • Keith W. Ross
  • Moritz Steiner
  • Ye Tian
  • Xiaojun Hei
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7192)

Abstract

We take a close look at Xunlei, an enormously popular download acceleration application in China. Xunlei forms a complex ecosystem, with Xunlei peers extensively interacting with independent HTTP and FTP servers, cyberlockers (such as megaupload and hotfile), the BitTorrent and eDonkey file-sharing systems, as well as with other Xunlei peers. After performing a protocol analysis on Xunlei, we develop a comprehensive measurement infrastructure, enabling us to gain new insights into the scale of content, swarm sizes, and several unique characteristics of the system mechanisms in Xunlei.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prithula Dhungel
    • 1
  • Keith W. Ross
    • 1
  • Moritz Steiner
    • 2
  • Ye Tian
    • 3
  • Xiaojun Hei
    • 4
  1. 1.Polytechnic Institute of NYUBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Bell LabsAlcatel-LucentHolmdelUSA
  3. 3.University of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiChina
  4. 4.Huazhong University of Science and TechnologyHubeiChina

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