The P2P Network Experiment Council's Activities and Experiments with Application-Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO) in Japan (RFC6875)
Original Publication Date: 2013-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2013-Feb-23
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
S. Kamei: AUTHOR [+4]
An overlay network, which is used by P2P and other applications, offers the advantage of allowing flexible provisioning of services while hiding the lower-layer network. The disadvantage is that inefficient routing without considering the lower-layer network may cause increasing the network load. Several proposals have been made to build an overlay network that takes into account the information about the lower-layer network  . Since the management of the Internet is highly distributed, it is difficult to implement such proposals, and thus to optimize a network, without the cooperation of network providers.
Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) S. Kamei Request for Comments: 6875 NTT Communications Category: Informational T. Momose ISSN: 2070-1721 Cisco Systems T. Inoue T. Nishitani NTT Communications February 2013
The P2P Network Experiment Council's Activities and Experiments with Application-Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO) in Japan
This document describes experiments that clarify how an approach similar to Application-Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO) was effective in reducing network traffic. These experiments were performed in Japan by the P2P Network Experiment Council in an attempt to harmonize peer-to-peer (P2P) technology with network infrastructure. Based on what was learned from these experiments, this document provides some suggestions that might be useful for the ALTO architecture and especially for application-independent ALTO- like server operation.
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This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
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RFC 6875 P2P Experiments in Japan February 2013
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