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In P2P file sharing systems, free-riders who use others' resources without sharing their own cause system-wide performance degradation. Existing techniques to counter free-riders are either complex (and thus not widely deployed), or easy to bypass (and therefore not effective). This paper proposes a simple yet highly effective free-rider prevention scheme(More)
—Pollution (i.e., sharing corrupted files, or contaminating index information with bogus index records) is a de facto problem in many file sharing Peer-to-Peer (P2P) systems. Since pollution squanders network resources and frustrates users with unprofitable downloads (due to polluted files) and unproductive download requests (due to bogus index records),(More)
—In this paper, we propose a simple, distributed, but highly efficient fairness-enforcing incentive mechanism for cooperative computing. The proposed incentive scheme, called Triangle Chaining (T-Chain), enforces reciprocity to minimize the exploitable aspects of other schemes that allow free-riding. In T-Chain, symmetric key cryptography provides the basis(More)
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