GSoC 2017 Ideas Page

 

Google Summer of Code 2016

Welcome to P2PSP Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2017 project ideas page. We will use this page to develop possible project ideas. Please note that anyone who is interested can participate in this process. You do not have to be a GSoC student or mentor to suggest possible project ideas. If you want to suggest an idea, please, send an email with the subject "GSoC 17 Ideas" to info [at] p2psp.org. You can also join the team at GitHub, chat on Gitter and subscribe to the mailing list.

Potential mentors:Vicente González RuizCristóbal Medina López, Leocadio González CasadoJuan Álvaro Muñoz NaranjoThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Jose Manuel García SalmerónMax Mertens Juan José Moreno Riado.

The current list of ideas for the GSoC 2017 is:

Read more: GSoC 2017 Ideas Page

A very exciting visit ...

In 2015, we had three students doing excellent work for the Google Summer of Code. One of those students was Max Mertens who worked on a project whose objective was to provide a new feature to the P2PSP protocol: to traverse NATs, as many types as possible. He told us about it in this post. We liked so much the work done by Max that we proposed him to become a mentor for the GSoC 2016. He accepted the challenge, and as we expected, he was a great mentor. After our excellent experience, we invite him to visit us in Almeria (Spain) with the aim of meeting him face-to-face and share our thoughts about the future lines of work.

Max giving his talk about NAT traversal

He accepted our proposal, got on the plane and arrived at Almería on September 30. A very special day because we were celebrating the European Researchers' Night. An event dedicated to popular science and fun learning/teaching. As in previous years, we prepared a P2PSP demo using an IP camera as a source, we explained to the assistants how the protocol works, the advantages over others streaming protocols and how everyone can involve in an open source project.

People were visiting our stand in the European Researchers' Night.*

 

*Faces have been hidden for privacy reasons

Is it possible to run a peer-to-peer protocol on Chromecast?

In the P2PSP team we think that a Google Chromecast device can run a P2PSP peer and a player using the WebRTC framework. Chromecast has a Chrome browser inside, that is the reason to think that HTML5, MSE and WebRTC are available. So, an implementation of the P2PSP for the web browser would be compatible with the device.

This is the idea that we presented in the JCE "Jornadas de Computación Empotrada" (Embedded Computing Conferences), held in Córdoba (Spain) on September 25. We want to get a beta version soon, but for the moment...we are working on it.

 

GSoC 2016 Ideas Page

 

Google Summer of Code 2016

Welcome to P2PSP Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2016 project ideas page. We will use this page to develop possible project ideas. Please note that anyone who is interested can participate in this process. You do not have to be a GSoC student or mentor to suggest possible project ideas. If you want to suggest an idea, please, send an email with the subject "GSoC 16 Ideas" to info [at] p2psp.org. You can also join the team at GitHub, chat on Gitter and subscribe to the mailing list.

Potential mentors: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Leocadio González CasadoVicente González RuizCristóbal Medina LópezJuan Álvaro Muñoz NaranjoJose Juan Sánchez HernándezJose Manuel García SalmerónMax Mertens.

The current list of ideas for the GSoC 2016 is:

Read more: GSoC 2016 Ideas Page

Our first participation in Google Summer of Code

P2PSP is an open application-layer protocol for the real-time streaming of media content over a peer-to-peer overlay, where every peer is connected with each other following a push-based fully connected mesh scheme. This project was born of the necessity of teaching about computer networks in a more exciting way to students of computer science at University of Almería (a small university in the south of Spain) and … it worked!

In 2015 was the first time we participated as a mentoring organization in the GSoC program. We supervised three excellent students with great ideas. Their work has not only consisted of writing code but also thinking about new algorithms and researching about the problem in depth. We’d like to outline their projects.

NAT traversal via hole punching Set of Rules (Max Mertens)
Connection-filtering-NATs are becoming increasingly frequent, and this is a situation that hinders the connectivity between peers. In this project Max worked in proposing and creating an extra functionality to handle those peers that are behind restricted-cone NATs and symmetric NATs. Max coded and tested his implementation in different scenarios.

Implementation of Content Integrity Set of rules for P2PSP (Ilya Shakirov)
Pollution attacks are a challenging security-related problem in peer-to-peer streaming platforms. We proposed two different theoretical strategies in order to detect a pollution attack in the context of the P2PSP live streaming system. In this project, Ilya coded the strategies, got statistical results and proposed improvements for the strategies.

Read more: Our first participation in Google Summer of Code