A Continuous Overlay Path Probing Algorithm For Overlay Networks

Feily, Maryam (2013) A Continuous Overlay Path Probing Algorithm For Overlay Networks. PhD thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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Bandwidth is a key factor in network technologies and it has been of major importance throughout the history of packet networks. In fact, bandwidth estimation is very beneficial to optimize the performance of end-to-end transport in several overlay applications such as Content Distribution Networks (CDNs), Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file sharing, and dynamic overlay routing. The end-to-end available bandwidth determines the extra bandwidth that can be provided to overlay traffic. Knowledge about the available bandwidth of an overlay path enables dynamic rate adoption and better bandwidth utilization by content distribution schemes in overlay networks. However, the important issue is how to measure the available bandwidth on an end-to-end overlay path without prior knowledge about the physical network. Over the last two decades, researchers have been trying to create algorithms to measure end-to-end available bandwidth and other bandwidth-related metrics accurately, quickly, and without affecting the traffic of the path. Active measurement techniques performed by overlay nodes can provide bandwidth estimations of an end-to-end overlay path. This thesis describes a new algorithm called “COPPA,” which is an in-band path probing algorithm for measuring the end-to-end available bandwidth of an overlay path accurately and continuously. The aim is to provide up-to-date bandwidth information for enhanced content distribution processes in overlay networks. The primary idea is to perform active measurements using the applications’ packets instead of using extra probe packets. Such an in-band probing algorithm reduces measurement overhead on the selected overlay path. Several experiments were carried out using the OMNeT++ simulation framework. The designed algorithm was evaluated using experimental data. The obtained results show that the continuous in-band overlay path probing algorithm (COPPA) provides up-to-date bandwidth information with reduced overhead and minimal impact on the traffic of the path.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75.5-76.95 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Komputer (School of Computer Sciences) > Thesis
Depositing User: Mr Mohammad Harish Sabri
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2019 08:37
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2019 08:37
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/45118

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