An effective early warning scheme against pollution dissemination for BitTorrent

An'an Luo*, Chuang Lin, Yixin Jiang, Xiaowen CHU, Hongkun Yang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

BitTorrent is one of the most popular P2P file sharing systems. However, chunk-based file sharing mode makes it difficult to detect content pollution and prevent pollution dissemination during downloading process. In this paper, we propose an early warning scheme against pollution dissemination for BitTorrent. Our idea is to build an early cooperative warning mechanism and rapidly spread alert message among peers in the swarm when pollution is detected at the early stage, which is called "early warning, quickly reacting". The performance evaluation based on fluid model shows the necessity and effectiveness of our scheme, which effectively reduces the traffic abusement and restricts pollution dissemination in BitTorrent-like P2P networks. Another advantage of our solution is that it can handle cheating behaviors made by malicious or unconscious peers, which shows the robustness of our solution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM 2009 - 2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 30 Nov 20094 Dec 2009

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period30/11/094/12/09

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

User-Defined Keywords

  • BitTorrent
  • Cheating
  • P2P
  • Pollution

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