Learn More
— Peer-peer networking has recently emerged as a new paradigm for building distributed networked applications. In this paper we develop simple mathematical models to explore and illustrate fundamental performance issues of peer-peer file sharing systems. The modeling framework introduced and the corresponding solution method are flexible enough to(More)
IEEE 802.16e WiMAX is a promising new technology for broadband access networks. Amongst the class of applications that can be supported is real time video services (such as IPTV, broadcast of live events etc.). These applications are bandwidth hungry and have stringent delay constraints. Thus, scalable support for such applications is a challenging problem.(More)
Recent studies have highlighted user concerns with respect to third-party tracking and online behavioral advertising (OBA) and the need for better consumer choice mechanisms to address these phenomena. We re-investigate the question of perceptions of third-party tracking while situating it in the larger context of how online ads, in general, are perceived(More)
In this paper, we propose two online algorithms to detect 802.11 traffic from packet-header data collected passively at a monitoring point. These algorithms have a number of applications in real-time wireless LAN management, for instance, in detecting unauthorized access points and detecting/predicting performance degradations. Both algorithms use(More)
In this paper, we propose a classification scheme that differentiates Ethernet and WLAN TCP flows based on measurements collected passively at the edge of a network. This scheme computes two quantities, the fraction of wireless TCP flows and the degree of belief that a TCP flow traverses a WLAN inside the network, using an iterative Bayesian inference(More)
VillageNet is a wireless mesh network that aims to provide low-cost broadband Internet access for rural regions. The cost of building the network is kept low by using off-the-shelf IEEE 802.11 equipment and optimizing the network topology to minimize cost. In this paper we describe the over-all operation of VillageNet and discuss two fundamental problems in(More)
IEEE 802.11 WiFi equipment based wireless mesh networks have recently been proposed as an inexpensive approach to connect far-flung rural areas. Such networks are built using high-gain directional antennas that can establish long-distance wireless point-to-point links. Some nodes in the network (called gateway nodes) are directly connected to the wired(More)
We propose a new approach to ensure privacy in location based services, without requiring any support from a "trusted" entity. We observe that users of location based services are sensitive about their i) location coordinates and ii) their interests and social relationships, as captured in their queries. We also observe there are entities that naturally(More)
In this paper we consider the problem of deadlock-free wormhole unicast routing in networks with irregular topologies. To prevent deadlocks, for each router some input/output pairs (turns) have to be prohibited. We analyze the problem of minimizing the number of prohibited turns for providing deadlock-free routing. A new algorithm is proposed, which(More)