Title: Enabling global multimedia distributed services based on hierarchical DHT overlay networks

Authors: Isaias Martinez-Yelmo, Alex Bikfalvi, Carmen Guerrero, Ruben Cuevas Rumin, Andreas Mauthe

Addresses: Departamento de Ingenieria Telematica, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Av. Universidad 30, 28911 Leganes, Madrid, Spain. ' IMDEA Networks, Av. del Mar Mediterraneo 22, 28918 Leganes, Madrid, Spain. ' Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Av. Universidad 30, 28911 Leganes, Madrid, Spain. ' Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Av. Universidad 30, 28911 Leganes, Madrid, Spain. ' Computing Department at InfoLab 21, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4WA, UK

Abstract: Providing innovating multimedia services is a high priority for service providers. Due to the high traffic volume created by multimedia content, the use of decentralised services can lead to better solutions. Starting from the ongoing work of P2PSIP, we define a simple way to interconnect different domains using peer-to-peer networks. We define the needed signalling to provide connectivity between different domains based on P2PSIP. This fact allows an easier deployment of global decentralised multimedia services. We validate the proposed solution through an analytical and experimental study of the routing performance and routing state for two possible scenarios.

Keywords: hierarchical overlay networks; peer-to-peer; P2PSIP; global multimedia services; multimedia distributed services; internet protocol; P2P networks; routing performance; routing state; distributed hash tables.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2008.023772

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2008 Vol.3 No.4, pp.234 - 244

Available online: 10 Mar 2009 *

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