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The assessment of BitTorrent's performance using SDN in a Mesh topology

Abstract : – The basis of this paper is grounded upon the theoretical assumption, which states that the integration of BitTorrent with Software-defined Networks (SDNs) will degrade the performance of BitTorrent, instead of improving it. This was further evaluated by emulating this experiment on a Ring topology to verify the results. The experimental results, however, showed an unexpected behavior wherein BitTorrent outperformed under a SDN. This objective of this paper is to re-evaluate the behavior of BitTorrent in a Mesh topology instead. We have run 12 BitTorrent clients in an emulated SDN Mesh topology using Mininet and varied the virtual topology periodically by taking one link down at a time from the topology. The experimental results show when the logical topology changed periodically the performance is worse than when the topology is static for BitTorrent.
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Mandeep Kaur Guraya, Rupinder Singh Bajwa, Damian Vicino, Chung-Horng Lung. The assessment of BitTorrent's performance using SDN in a Mesh topology. The 6th International Conference On Network of the Future, Sep 2015, Montreal, QC, Canada. 2015, ⟨10.1109/NOF.2015.7333294⟩. ⟨hal-01274346⟩



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