There are two types of P2P systems satisfying two different user demands: (a) file downloading and (b) VoD streaming. Example of (a) is the original BitTorrent, and examples for (b) including various commercial P2P-based VoD streaming systems such as that offered by PPLive. We have a hypothesis - by combining a type (a) system and a type (b) system as a single P2P system, both the file downloading users and the streaming users of the same video will benefit in performance. The reasoning is that at any moment, only a subset of the file downloading peers can provide good service to VoD streaming peers and the VoD streaming peers are only good at providing service to a different subset of the file downloading peers. The former subset is the set of peers close to completing downloading the video file; whereas the latter subset is the set of peers starting to download a video. In this paper, we propose a novel design for a mesh-based video distribution system without depending on peer storage. We produce simple back-of-the-envelop analysis, and use simulation to validate our design and compare with other designs.
|Title of host publication||2014 Sixth International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||2014 6th International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, COMSNETS 2014 - Bangalore, India|
Duration: 7 Jan 2014 → 10 Jan 2014
|Conference||2014 6th International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, COMSNETS 2014|
|Period||7/01/14 → 10/01/14|