Antonio Augusto de Aragão Rocha

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BitTorrent, the immensely popular file swarming system, suffers a fundamental problem: unavailability. Although swarming scales well to tolerate flash crowds for popular content, it is less useful for unpopular or rare files as peers arriving after the initial rush find the content unavailable. Our primary contribution is a model to quantify content(More)
Peer-to-peer swarming is one of the de facto solutions for distributed content dissemination in today's Internet. By leveraging resources provided by clients, swarming systems reduce the load on and costs to publishers. However, there is a limit to how much cost savings can be gained from swarming; for example, for unpopular content peers will always depend(More)
A large number of performance evaluation tools have been developed over the years to support the analyst in the difficult task of model building. As systems increase in complexity, the need is critical for tools that are able to help the user throughout the whole modeling cycle, from model building to model solution and experimentation. In this work we(More)
Modeling and understanding BitTorrent (BT) dynamics is a recurrent research topic mainly due to its high complexity and tremendous practical efficiency. Over the years, different models have uncovered various phenomena exhibited by the system, many of which have direct impact on its performance. In this paper we identify and characterize a phenomenon that(More)
Active measurements are a useful tool for obtaining a variety of Internet metrics. One-way metrics, in general, require the execution of processes at the remote machine and/or machines with synchronized clocks. This work proposes a new algorithm to estimate the first two moments of the one-way delay random variable without the need to access a target(More)
— The deployment of wireless LANs (WLANs) has been steadily increasing over the years and estimating the actual bit rate of a WLAN device is important for management and applications such as those that can adapt their transmission rates according to the network characteristics. We propose a simple and accurate active measurement technique to infer the bit(More)
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