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Trustworthiness of acquaintances in Peer-to-Peer overlay networks
by Kenichi Watanabe, Tomoya Enokido, Makoto Takizawa
International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking (IJHPCN), Vol. 6, No. 2, 2009


Abstract: Various types of applications manipulate objects distributed in Peer-to-Peer overlay networks. An acquaintance peer of a peer p is a peer whose service the peer p knows and with which the peer p can directly communicate. We discuss types of acquaintance relations among peers and how much a peer trusts each acquaintance peer. We define the trustworthiness of each acquaintance peer in terms of the acquaintance relations. We discuss a Charge-Based Flooding (CBF) algorithm to find target peers so that more trustworthy areas in Peer-to-Peer overlay networks are more deeply searched. We evaluate the CBF algorithm compared with a TTL-based algorithm.


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