Analyzing peer-to-peer traffic across large networks

  title={Analyzing peer-to-peer traffic across large networks},
  author={Subhabrata Sen and Jia Wang},
  journal={IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking},
The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) applications is growing dramaticaliy, particularly for sharing large video/audio files and software. In this paper, we analyze P2P traffic by measuring flow-level information collected at multiple border routers across a large ISP network, and report our investigation of three popular P2P systems -- FastTrack, Gnutella, and DirectConnect. We characterize the P2P traffic observed at a single ISP and its impact on the underlying network. We observe very skewed… CONTINUE READING
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