Issue No.05 - September/October (2010 vol.14)
Xiao Su , San Jose State University
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2010.119
Free riding, whereby a peer utilizes network resources but doesn't contribute services, could have a huge impact on the efficacy of streaming systems, leading to scalability issues and service degradation. BitTorrent-like tit-for-tat mechanisms can't simply be tailored and used in streaming. Even though the free-riding problem is more severe in peer-to-peer (P2P) media streaming than in file sharing, the deployed systems still lack incentive schemes. Here, the authors categorize, analyze, and compare a range of incentive mechanisms proposed for P2P streaming systems and discuss the future research issues that must be addressed before these schemes can be deployed in practice.
peer-to-peer networks, P2P, media streaming, free riding, incentive mechanisms
Xiao Su, "Incentive Mechanisms in P2P Media Streaming Systems", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.14, no. 5, pp. 74-81, September/October 2010, doi:10.1109/MIC.2010.119