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— Peer-to-peer (P2P) applications such as BitTorrent ignore traffic costs at ISPs and generate a large amount of cross-ISP traffic. As a result, ISPs often throttle BitTorrent traffic as a way to control the cost. In this paper, we examine a new approach to enhance BitTorrent traffic locality, biased neighbor selection, in which a peer chooses the majority,(More)
In this paper, we examine the factors that contribute to the variability in download time of a self-organizing P2P file distribution application such as BitTorrent. We conducted a series of side-by-side live experiments, involving two clients running on the same machine downloading the same file at the same time. We found that the download latency varied(More)
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