Ecole d'ingénieur et centre de recherche en télécommunications

Dissecting BitTorrent: five months in a torrent's lifetime

Izal, Mikel;Urvoy-Keller, Guillaume;Biersack, Ernst W;Felber, Pascal A;Al Hamra, Anwar;Garces-Erice, Luis

PAM 2004, 5th annual Passive & Active Measurement Workshop, April 19-20, 2004, Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France / Also Published in LNCS Volume 3015

Popular content such as software updates is requested by a large number of users. Traditionally, to satisfy a large number of requests, lager server farms or mirroring are used, both of which are expensive. An inexpensive alternative are peer-to-peer based replication systems, where users who retrieve the file, act simultaneously as clients and servers. In this paper, we study BitTorrent, a new and already very popular peerto- peer application that allows distribution of very large contents to a large set of hosts. Our analysis of BitTorrent is based on measurements collected on a five months long period that involved thousands of peers. We assess the performance of the algorithms used in BitTorrent through several metrics. Our conclusions indicate that BitTorrent is a realistic and inexpensive alternative to the classical server-based content distribution.

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Type:Conférence
Langue:English
Ville:Antibes Juan-les-Pins
Pays:FRANCE
Date:
Département:Réseaux et Sécurité
Eurecom ref:1348
Copyright: © Springer. Personal use of this material is permitted. The definitive version of this paper was published in PAM 2004, 5th annual Passive & Active Measurement Workshop, April 19-20, 2004, Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France / Also Published in LNCS Volume 3015 and is available at : http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/b96961
Bibtex: @inproceedings{EURECOM+1348, doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/b96961}, year = {2004}, title = {{D}issecting {B}it{T}orrent: five months in a torrent's lifetime}, author = {{I}zal, {M}ikel and {U}rvoy-{K}eller, {G}uillaume and {B}iersack, {E}rnst {W} and {F}elber, {P}ascal {A} and {A}l {H}amra, {A}nwar and {G}arces-{E}rice, {L}uis}, booktitle = {{PAM} 2004, 5th annual {P}assive \& {A}ctive {M}easurement {W}orkshop, {A}pril 19-20, 2004, {A}ntibes {J}uan-les-{P}ins, {F}rance / {A}lso {P}ublished in {LNCS} {V}olume 3015}, address = {{A}ntibes {J}uan-les-{P}ins, {FRANCE}}, month = {04}, url = {http://www.eurecom.fr/publication/1348} }
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