Peer-to-Peer Control Protocol


Peer-to-peer (P2P) streaming systems take advantage of the forwarding capacity of their users to distribute media, in real-time, to large audiences. As the network fabric is unreliable, since any of the peers may choose to disconnect from the system at any time, the performance of such systems depends on a number of factors including the efficiency and robustness of the control protocol responsible for maintaining connections among the users. The control protocol is responsible for establishing different transmission trees which connect the different peers participating in the video multicast.


Video Stream Control Protocol Multicast Tree Average Throughput Source Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Streaming Media Systems GroupHewelett-Packard LaboratoriesPalo AltoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringInformation Systems LaboratoryStanfordUSA

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