Mapping the Gnutella Network

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Mapping the Gnutella Network
Despite recent excitement generated by the peer-to-peer (P2P) paradigm and the surprisingly rapid deployment of some P2P applications, there are few quantitative evaluations of P2P systems behavior. The open architecture, achieved scale, and self-organizing structure of the Gnutella network make it an interesting P2P architecture to study. Like most other P2P applications, Gnutella builds, at the application level, a virtual network with its own routing mechanisms. The topology of this overlay network and the routing mechanisms used have a significant influence on application properties such as performance, reliability, and scalability. We describe techniques to discover and analyze the Gnutella's overlay network topology and evaluate generated network traffic. Our major findings are: (1) although Gnutella is not a pure power-law network, its current configuration has the benefits and drawbacks of a power-law structure, (2) we estimate the aggregated volume of generated traffic, ...
Matei Ripeanu, Adriana Iamnitchi, Ian T. Foster
Added 22 Dec 2010
Updated 22 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2002
Authors Matei Ripeanu, Adriana Iamnitchi, Ian T. Foster
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