Towards open tracing of P2P file sharing systems

Hughes, D, Lee, K ORCID: 0000-0002-2730-9150 and Walkerdine, J, 2008. Towards open tracing of P2P file sharing systems. International Journal on Advances in Internet Technology, 1 (1), pp. 31-40. ISSN 1942-2652

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Abstract

Since the release of Napster in 1999, peer-to-peer file-sharing has enjoyed a dramatic rise in popularity. A 2000 study by Plonka on the University of Wisconsin campus network found that file-sharing accounted for a comparable volume of traffic to web applications, while a 2002 study by Saroiu et al. on the University of Washington campus network found that file-sharing accounted for more than treble the volume of web traffic observed, thus affirming the significance of P2P in the context of Internet traffic. Empirical studies of peer-to-peer traffic are essential for supporting the design of next-generation peer-to-peer systems, informing the provisioning of network infrastructure and underpinning the policing of peer-to-peer systems. This paper surveys existing work in the field of peer-to- peer monitoring and based upon this assessment of the state-ofthe- art describes the design and implementation of the Open P2P tracing system, which aims to improve the research community’s understanding of P2P file sharing systems by providing continuous and up-to-date traffic data which is anonymized and made freely accessible to all interested parties. Data from this system has been used in a variety of projects and papers, which are used to illustrate the broad range of research that can benefit from an open tracing system.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal on Advances in Internet Technology
Creators: Hughes, D., Lee, K. and Walkerdine, J.
Publisher: IARIA
Date: 2008
Volume: 1
Number: 1
ISSN: 1942-2652
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:48
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:11
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2991

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