[rfc-dist] RFC 6821 on Improving Peer Selection in Peer-to-peer Applications: Myths vs. Reality

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        RFC 6821

        Title:      Improving Peer Selection in Peer-to-peer 
                    Applications: Myths vs. Reality 
        Author:     E. Marocco, A. Fusco,
                    I. Rimac, V. Gurbani
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IRTF
        Date:       December 2012
        Mailbox:    enrico.marocco at telecomitalia.it, 
                    antonio2.fusco at telecomitalia.it, 
                    rimac at bell-labs.com,
                    vkg at bell-labs.com
        Pages:      16
        Characters: 33299
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-irtf-p2prg-mythbustering-03.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6821.txt

Peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic optimization techniques that aim at
improving locality in the peer selection process have attracted great
interest in the research community and have been the subject of much
discussion.  Some of this discussion has produced controversial
myths, some rooted in reality while others remain unfounded.  This
document evaluates the most prominent myths attributed to P2P
optimization techniques by referencing the most relevant study or
studies that have addressed facts pertaining to the myth.  Using
these studies, the authors hope to either confirm or refute each
specific myth.

This document is a product of the IRTF P2PRG (Peer-to-Peer Research

This document is a product of the Peer-to-Peer Research Group of the IRTF.

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