Measuring PPLive by setting up a couple clients and trace the packets by passive sniffing. Following information are harvested: (1) Diurnal and weekly trend; (2) Peer arrival and departures, i.e. flash crowd; (3) geographic distribution; (4) overheads of content; (5) redundancy; (6) upload-download ratio; (7) live time of each connections made; (8) number of peers, their dynamic and locality; (9) buffering and playback quality

Bibliographic data

   title = "A Measurement Study of a Large-Scale P2P IPTV System",
   author = "Xiaojun Hei and Chao Liang and Jian Liang and Yong Liu and Keith W.  Ross",
   journal = "IEEE T. of Multimedia",
   volume = "9",
   number = "8",
   year = "2007",