Topological model and analysis of the P2P BitTorrent protocol
by Ling Zhong; Maria Kihl; Xiaofan Wang
International Journal of System Control and Information Processing (IJSCIP), Vol. 1, No. 1, 2012

Abstract: In this paper, we propose a directed and weighted graph model for describing P2P networks using the BitTorrent protocol. Then, we analyse the topological properties of the model based on the complex networks theory. We find that the node strength follows a power-law distribution and that there exists a positive correlation between flow betweenness and out-strength. We also include some other findings about clustering and shortest path length of these networks in our work.

Online publication date: Sun, 18-Nov-2012

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