Analyzing the file availability and download time in a P2P file sharing system

@article{Susitaival2007AnalyzingTF,
  title={Analyzing the file availability and download time in a P2P file sharing system},
  author={Riikka Susitaival and Samuli Aalto},
  journal={2007 Next Generation Internet Networks},
  year={2007},
  pages={88-95}
}
In this paper we study the performance of P2P file sharing systems. We are especially interested in how the division of the file into chunks as well as the used chunk selection policy influence on two performance metrics, named the availability and mean download time of the file. We propose a detailed Markov chain model that allows estimating the mean lifetime of the system and comparing different chunk selection policies exactly. In addition, we use simulations to evaluate more complex systems… CONTINUE READING

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