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Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing accounts for an astonishing volume of current Internet traffic. This paper probes deeply into modern P2P file sharing systems and the forces that drive them. By doing so, we seek to increase our understanding of P2P file sharing workloads and their implications for future multimedia workloads. Our research uses a three-tiered(More)
In the span of only a few years, the Internet has experienced an astronomical increase in the use of specialized content delivery systems, such as content delivery networks and peer-to-peer file sharing systems. Therefore, an understanding of content delivery on the lnternet now requires a detailed understanding of how these systems are used in(More)
The availability of a P2P service is a function of the individual peers' availabilities, and it is often desirable to estimate how available a particular P2P service will be given the availability of its peers. Prior work in this area has widely used the fraction of time the average peer is available as the basis for this estimate. It is shown that this(More)
We examine the performance dynamics of a generic media delivery service, in which a single provider distributes to a set of peers using a BitTorrent-like protocol. Previous studies of BitTorrent have examined its performance in delivering single objects; here we discuss the dynamics of distributing a population of objects. Specifically, we assume that peers(More)
This paper identifies a source of price discrimination utilized by airlines-price discrimination based on the day-of-the-week that a ticket is purchased. Using unique transaction data, we compare tickets that are similar in every observable aspect except the day-of-week purchased, that is, traveling on the same day of week on the same route on the same(More)