Patent Number: 8,880,603

Title: Peer to peer (P2P) operation by integrating with content delivery networks (CDN)

Abstract: A method and apparatus for use in a network storage control peer (NSCP) supporting peer to peer (P2P) operation are disclosed. The method includes receiving information from a tracker, wherein the information includes swarm stats, selecting and joining a swarm based on the received information, receiving a first stat report from the tracker, wherein the stat report includes additional swarm stats, determining whether to upload information to an ingestion gateway based on the received first stat report, transmitting an upload request message to the ingestion gateway, receiving an upload response from the ingestion gateway, and transmitting a second stat report to the tracker; wherein the second stat report includes a uniform resource identifier (URI) for the uploaded information.

Inventors: De Foy; Xavier (Kirkland, CA), Liu; Hang (Yardley, PA), Rahman; Shamim A. (Cote St. Luc, CA), Patel; Milan (Middlesex, GB), Doken; Serhad (Chester Springs, PA), Lotfallah; Osama (King of Prussia, PA)

Assignee: Interdigital Patent Holdings, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00