Characterization of BitTorrent swarms and their distribution in the Internet

  title={Characterization of BitTorrent swarms and their distribution in the Internet},
  author={Tobias Ho\ssfeld and Frank Lehrieder and David Hock and Simon Oechsner and Zoran Despotovic and Wolfgang Kellerer and Maximilian Michel},
  journal={Computer Networks},
The optimization of overlay traffic resulting from applications such as BitTorrent is a challenge addressed by several recent research initiatives. However, the assessment of such optimization techniques and their performance in the real Internet remains difficult. Despite a considerable set of works measuring real-life BitTorrent swarms, several characteristics of those swarms relevant for the optimization of overlay traffic have not yet been investigated. In this work, we address this lack of… CONTINUE READING
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