LayStream: composing standard gossip protocols for live video streaming

Miguel Matos, Valerio Schiavoni, Etienne Rivière, Pascal Felber & Rui Oliveira

Résumé Gossip-based live streaming is a popular topic, as attested by the vast literature on the subject. Despite the particular merits of each proposal, all need to implement and deal with common challenges such as membership management, topology construction and video packets dissemination. Well-principled gossip-based protocols have been proposed in the literature for each of these aspects. Our goal is to assess the feasibility of building a live streaming system, LAYSTREAM, as a composition of these existing protocols, to deploy the resulting system on real testbeds, and report on lessons learned in the process. Unlike previous evaluations conducted by simulations and considering each protocol independently, we use real deployments. We evaluate protocols both independently and as a layered composition, and unearth specific problems and challenges associated with deployment and composition. We discuss and present solutions for these, such as a novel topology construction mechanism able to cope with the specificities of a large-scale and delay-sensitive environment, but also with requirements from the upper layer. Our implementation and data are openly available to support experimental reproducibility.
Citation M. Matos, et al., "LayStream: composing standard gossip protocols for live video streaming," in P2P'14: The 13th IEEE International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing, London, United Kingdom, 2014, p. 1-10.
Type Actes de congrès (Anglais)
Nom de la conférence P2P'14: The 13th IEEE International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing (London, United Kingdom)
Date de la conférence 8-9-2014
Editeur commercial IEEE
Pages 1-10
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/P2P.2014.6934297
Liée au projet MistNet: An Experimental Peer-to-peer Platform for the Cloud