Re: [p2pi] WG Review: Application-Layer Traffic Optimization (alto)

"Vijay K. Gurbani" <vkg@alcatel-lucent.com> Tue, 21 October 2008 21:05 UTC

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Nicholas Weaver wrote:
> Hey, stupid thought...
> 
> Could you do proximity based on "who's your DNS resolver"?  Do a few 
> name lookups: one to register YOU as using YOUR DNS resolver to the 
> remote coordinator, and one to get "who are other peers using the same 
> resolver"?
> 
> An ugly, UGLY hack, but it might be interesting to think about.
> 
> Has anyone done this already?

Doesn't Ono [1] do that?  Or am I missing something?  CDNs also
use DNS redirects to redirect clients to nearest servers.

[1] David R. Choffnes and Fabián E. Bustamante. Taming the Torrent:
     A practical approach to reducing cross-ISP traffic in P2P
     systems, Proc. of ACM SIGCOMM 2008, August 2008.

Thanks,

- vijay
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