A Survey on Research on the Application-Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO) Problem
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Technical Summary A significant part of the Internet traffic today is generated by peer-to-peer (P2P) applications used traditionally for file-sharing, and more recently for real-time communications and live media streaming. Such applications discover a route to each other through an overlay network with little knowledge of the underlying network topology. As a result, they may choose peers based on information deduced from empirical measurements, which can lead to suboptimal choices. This document, a product of the P2P Research Group, presents a survey of existing literature on discovering and using network topology information for application-layer traffic optimization. Working Group Summary This document was produced by the IRTF, not an IETF working group. However, it provides background information that might help inform IETF work by the ALTO WG. Document Quality The document provides a helpful summary of research related to the problem of application-layer traffic optimization as described in RFC 5693. The document has been reviewed by the responsible Area Director, who deems it of good quality. Personnel The responsible Area Director is Peter Saint-Andre. RFC Editor Note This document provides background information that complements but does not conflict with IETF work being pursued by the ALTO WG; therefore it is appropriate for publication by the RFC Editor in the IRTF stream.