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Issue No. 05 - September/October (2010 vol. 14)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 74-81
Xiao Su , San Jose State University
Suchreet K. Dhaliwal , Cisco Systems
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

S. K. Dhaliwal and X. Su, "Incentive Mechanisms in P2P Media Streaming Systems," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 14, no. , pp. 74-81, 2010.
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