Experimental Study of Broadcatching in BitTorrent

@article{Zhang2009ExperimentalSO,
  title={Experimental Study of Broadcatching in BitTorrent},
  author={Zengbin Zhang and Yuan Lin and Yang Chen and Yongqiang Xiong and Guobin Shen and Hongqiang Liu and Beixing Deng and Xing Li},
  journal={2009 6th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference},
  year={2009},
  pages={1-5}
}
  • Zengbin Zhang, Yuan Lin, +5 authors X. Li
  • Published 11 January 2009
  • Computer Science
  • 2009 6th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference
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