Design Considerations for a Peer-to-Peer Streaming Protocol

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Authors Jan Seedorf  , Martin Stiemerling  , Marco Mellia  , Renato Cigno  , Csaba Kiraly 
Last updated 2011-04-20
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Streaming video on P2P overlays puts extremely high demands and stress on the underlying network, especially in case of TV and live streaming. The EU research project NAPA-WINE has devised an overall architecture for live video streaming that supports the needs of the users and content providers, while being respective of network-level needs, as reducing inter-AS traffic using ALTO-like services. In this document, we describe generic elements of this software architecture for P2P live streaming and derive the corresponding implications for standardizing a Peer-to-Peer streaming protocol.


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