Active and Passive Replication of Multimedia Content in a ProXy-to-ProXy Network (X2X)

C. Spielvogel and L. Böszörményi (Austria)


Distributed Multimedia, Quality of Service (QoS), Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)


Active and passive replication are powerful techniques to improve the quality of multimedia streaming. Most systems follow either the active or the passive approach. A well known example for active replication are Content Distribution Networks [8] that replicate data to predefined static locations. In contrast to that, P2P file sharing networks [2, 1] use passive replication where identical content is usually provided by different peers. We suggest a system that combines both techniques using Proxy Affinity, Request Affinity and Replication Affinity considering user preferences, user behaviour, hardware resources and networks capabilities.

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