Private Peer-to-Peer Overlay for Real-Time Monitoring of a Deployed Internet-Scale Peer-to-Peer Overlay
Sept. 2, 2007 to Sept. 5, 2007
Qi Zhang , Microsoft Corporation
Marco Piumatti , Microsoft Corporation
Sandeep K. Singhal , Microsoft Corporation
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/P2P.2007.27
Peer-to-peer system decentralization complicates performance monitoring-and real-time monitoring is particularly challenging. We discuss our experience with monitoring the Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP), a peer-to-peer name resolution/routing protocol and overlay deployed over the Internet. We must collect accurate performance data without adding traffic overhead. Unfortunately, no central node has sufficient monitoring information, and scalability and privacy concerns make it impractical to collect reliable real-time data from active client nodes. Our method obtains information from lightweight nodes (Weather Stations) actively deployed on the P2P network and themselves forming a private P2P overlay. We monitor the overall performance of the PNRP protocol on the Internet and produce timely reports supporting network management, security alerting, and system maintenance.
Qi Zhang, Marco Piumatti, Sandeep K. Singhal, "Private Peer-to-Peer Overlay for Real-Time Monitoring of a Deployed Internet-Scale Peer-to-Peer Overlay", P2P, 2007, Peer-to-Peer Computing, IEEE International Conference on, Peer-to-Peer Computing, IEEE International Conference on 2007, pp. 235-236, doi:10.1109/P2P.2007.27