Survey of P2P Streaming Applications
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                                                                 S. Duan
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                                                           April 3, 2014

                  Survey of P2P Streaming Applications
                       draft-ietf-ppsp-survey-08

Abstract

   This document presents a survey of some of the most popular Peer-to-
   Peer (P2P) streaming applications on the Internet.  The main
   selection criteria have been popularity and availability of
   information on operation details at writing time.  In doing this,
   selected applications are not reviewed as a whole, but they are
   reviewed with main focus on the signaling and control protocol used
   to establish and maintain overlay connections among peers and to
   advertise and download streaming content.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminologies and concepts  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Classification of P2P Streaming Applications Based on Overlay
       Topology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Mesh-based P2P Streaming Applications . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.1.  Octoshape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.2.  PPLive  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.3.  Zattoo  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.4.  PPStream  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     4.5.  Tribler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.6.  QQLive  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   5.  Tree-based P2P Streaming Systems  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     5.1.  End System Multicast (ESM)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   6.  Hybrid P2P streaming applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     6.1.  New Coolstreaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   9.  Author List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   10. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   11. Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21

1.  Introduction

   An ever-increasing number of multimedia streaming systems have been
   adopting Peer-to-Peer (P2P) paradigm to stream multimedia audio and
   video contents from a source to a large number of end users.  This is
   the reference scenario of this document, which presents a survey of
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