[rfc-dist] RFC 6029 on A Survey on Research on the Application-Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO) Problem

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        RFC 6029

        Title:      A Survey on Research on 
                    the Application-Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO) 
        Author:     I. Rimac, V. Hilt,
                    M. Tomsu, V. Gurbani,
                    E. Marocco
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IRTF
        Date:       October 2010
        Mailbox:    rimac at bell-labs.com, 
                    volkerh at bell-labs.com, 
                    marco.tomsu at alcatel-lucent.com,  vkg at bell-labs.com, 
                    enrico.marocco at telecomitalia.it
        Pages:      19
        Characters: 48615
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-irtf-p2prg-alto-survey-05.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6029.txt

A significant part of the Internet traffic today is generated by
peer-to-peer (P2P) applications used originally for file sharing, and
more recently for real-time communications and live media streaming.
Such applications discover a route to each other through an overlay
network with little knowledge of the underlying network topology.  As
a result, they may choose peers based on information deduced from
empirical measurements, which can lead to suboptimal choices.  This
document, a product of the P2P Research Group, presents a survey of
existing literature on discovering and using network topology
information for Application-Layer Traffic Optimization.  This 
document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
published for informational purposes.

This document is a product of the IRTF.

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