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Should Internet Service Providers Fear Peer-Assisted Content Distribution?

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Should Internet Service Providers Fear Peer-Assisted Content Distribution?
Recently, peer-to-peer (P2P) networks have emerged as an attractive solution to enable large-scale content distribution without requiring major infrastructure investments. While such P2P solutions appear highly beneficial for content providers and end-users, there seems to be a growing concern among Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that now need to support the distribution cost. In this work, we explore the potential impact of future P2P file delivery mechanisms as seen from three different perspectives: i) the content provider, ii) the ISPs, and iii) individual content consumers. Using a diverse set of measurements including BitTorrent tracker logs and payload packet traces collected at the edge of a 20,000 user access network, we quantify the impact of peer-assisted file delivery on end-user experience and resource consumption. We further compare it with the performance expected from traditional distribution mechanisms based on large server farms and Content Distribution Network...
Thomas Karagiannis, Pablo Rodriguez, Konstantina P
Added 26 Jun 2010
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where IMC
Authors Thomas Karagiannis, Pablo Rodriguez, Konstantina Papagiannaki
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