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Adaptive neighborhood selection in peer-to-peer networks based on content similarity and reputation

Authors
  • Pogkas, Ioannis1
  • Kriakov, Vassil2
  • Chen, Zhongqiang3
  • Delis, Alex1
  • 1 University of Athens, Athens, 15784, Greece , Athens (Greece)
  • 2 Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, NY, 11201, USA , Brooklyn (United States)
  • 3 Yahoo! Inc., Santa Clara, CA, 95054, USA , Santa Clara (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications
Publisher
Springer US
Publication Date
Jan 15, 2009
Volume
2
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s12083-008-0018-2
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
Yellow

Abstract

To address the two most critical issues in P2P file-sharing systems: efficient information discovery and authentic data acquisition, we propose a Gnutella-like file-sharing protocol termed Adaptive Gnutella Protocol (AGP) that not only improves the querying efficiency in a P2P network but also enhances the quality of search results at the same time. The reputation scheme in the proposed AGP evaluates the credibility of peers based on their contributions to P2P services and subsequently clusters nodes together according to their reputation and shared content, essentially transforming the P2P overlay network into a topology with collaborative and reputed nodes as its core. By detecting malicious peers as well as free-riders and eventually pushing them to the edge of the overlay network, our AGP propagates search queries mainly within the core of the topology, accelerating the information discovery process. Furthermore, the clustering of nodes based on authentic and similar content in our AGP also improves the quality of search results. We have implemented the AGP with the PeerSim simulation engine and conducted thorough experiments on diverse network topologies and various mixtures of honest/dishonest nodes to demonstrate improvements in topology transformation, query efficiency, and search quality by our AGP.

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