Validation of H-P2PSIP, a scalable solution for interoperability among different overlay networks Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2013

start page

  • 175

end page

  • 193


  • 2 (Special Issue)


  • 6

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1936-6442

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1936-6450


  • This paper reports the results of experiments from an implementation of H-P2PSIP, a hierarchical overlay architecture based on the ongoing work in the IETF P2PSIP Working Group. This architecture allows the exchange of information among different independent overlay networks through the use of a two-layer architecture based on super-peers and hierarchical identifiers. The validation of this proposal is based on a Linux based real implementation where we have used four different scenarios with 1,000 peers in order to perform different experiments. We have obtained results for different parameters such as routing performance (number of hops), delay, routing state (number of overlay routing entries) and bandwidth consumption.


  • Telecommunications


  • hierarchical overlay; p2psip; implementation; validation; interconnection; interoperability