Patent Number: 8,219,706

Title: Interdomain network aware peer-to-peer protocol

Abstract: A method includes receiving network distance information, receiving a request from a client for an identity of a peer providing content, and identifying a first peer and a second peer providing the content. The network distance information includes a compilation of network distance information provided by a plurality of service providers. The method further includes determining that a network distance between the first peer and the client is less than a network distance between the second peer and the client based on the network distance information, and providing the identity of the first peer to the client.

Inventors: Gerber; Alexandre (Madison, NJ), Wang; Jia (Randolph, NJ), Spatscheck; Oliver (Randolph, NJ), Yates; Jennifer (Morristown, NJ), Merritt; Michael (Mendham, NJ)

Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP

International Classification: G06F 15/173 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-07-10 0:00:00