A temporal view of the topology of dynamic Bittorrent swarms

Mohamad Dikshie Fauzie, Achmad Husni Thamrin, Rodney Van Meter, Jun Murai

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Abstract

This paper describes an experimental study of the overlay topologies of real-world Bittorrent networks, focusing on the activity of the nodes of its P2P topology and especially their dynamic relationships. Peer Exchange Protocol (PEX) messages are analyzed to infer topologies and their properties, capturing the variations of their behavior. Our measurements, verified using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov goodness of fit test and the likelihood ratio test and confirmed via simulation, show that a power-law with exponential cutoff is a more plausible model than a pure power-law distribution. We also found that the average clustering coefficient is very low, supporting this observation. Bittorrent swarms are far more dynamic than has been recognized previously, potentially impacting attempts to optimize the performance of the system as well as the accuracy of simulations and analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2011
Pages894-899
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 26
Event2011 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2011 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2011 Apr 102011 Apr 15

Publication series

Name2011 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2011
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period11/4/1011/4/15

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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Fauzie, M. D., Thamrin, A. H., Van Meter, R., & Murai, J. (2011). A temporal view of the topology of dynamic Bittorrent swarms. In 2011 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2011 (pp. 894-899). [5928939] (2011 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOMW.2011.5928939