Venkata N. Padmanabhan, Helen J. Wang, Philip A. Chou, and Kunwadee Sripanidkulchai
In this paper, we discuss the problem of distributing streamingfl
media content, both live and on-demand, to a large numberfl
of hosts in a scalable way. Our work is set in the context offl
the traditional client-server framework. Specifically, we considerfl
the problem that arises when the server is overwhelmedfl
by the volume of requests from its clients. As a solution,fl
we propose Cooperative Networking (CoopNet), where clientsfl
cooperate to distribute content, thereby alleviating the loadfl
on the server. We discuss the proposed solution in some detail,fl
pointing out the interesting research issues that arise,fl
and present a preliminary evaluation using traces gatheredfl
at a busy news site during the flash crowd that occurred onfl
September 11, 2001.
In Int'l Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV)
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