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Optimizing BitTorrent performance to enable real-time downloads

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2 Author(s)
Shreyas, C.S. ; Nitte Meenakshi Inst. of Technol., Bangalore, India ; Suraj, G.

BitTorrent(BT) in recent years has emerged as the de facto protocol for sharing content over P2P networks. Although BitTorrent was created for purposes of sharing time-insensitive content, streaming is not supported. In this paper, we propose minimal changes to BT's mechanisms for supporting real-time downloads. The significance of adding such a capability to BT is that the peer will have an ability to start enjoying the video before complete download of the video files. In a nutshell, our conceptual solution-based paper modifies slightly the original BT protocol, where pieces are downloaded in an out-of-order manner based on their rareness. Our approach deals with downloading pieces in their playing order by indexing them sequentially, thus ensuring smooth playback.

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Anti-counterfeiting, Security, and Identification in Communication, 2009. ASID 2009. 3rd International Conference on

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20-22 Aug. 2009