Title: A QoS-aware reliable routing protocol for peer-to-peer overlay networks

Authors: Kinipalayam Chenniappan Palanisamy; Jeyaraj Suganthi

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Tamilnadu College of Engineering, Coimbatore-641 659, India ' Hindusthan Institute of Technology, Coimbatore-641 032, India

Abstract: In peer to peer overlay networks, the existing routing technique fails to address a more heterogeneous scenario, where the service provider and users are scattered across the internet. Moreover, the most research on routing aims at combining overlay routing protocol together with additional QoS mechanisms. In this paper, we propose a QoS aware reliable routing protocol for peer to peer overlay networks. When a source node wants to discover a route to destination, it performs route discovery mechanism. This technique selects the primary routing path based on the QoS metrics like packet loss, delay, bandwidth and hop count. If the primary path fails, the traffic is rerouted through backup paths. If a user requests the increased flow demand, a route restoration mechanism is executed. By simulation results, we show that the proposed approach minimises the delay and route failures while increasing the bandwidth utilisation and throughput.

Keywords: peer to peer networks; reliability; routing protocols; P2P overlay networks; quality of service; QoS; available bandwidth; delay; hop count; packet loss ratio; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMNDI.2015.072857

International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation, 2015 Vol.6 No.2, pp.101 - 107

Received: 05 Mar 2014
Accepted: 20 Sep 2014

Published online: 04 Nov 2015 *

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