File size models for shared content over the BitTorrent Peer-to-Peer network

  title={File size models for shared content over the BitTorrent Peer-to-Peer network},
  author={Mohammed Hawa and Jamal S. Rahhal and Dia I. Abu-Al-Nadi},
  journal={Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications},
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) traffic has increased rapidly over the past few years, with file sharing providing the main drive behind such traffic. In this work we perform a measurement study of the content shared over the popular BitTorrent P2P file sharing network. We mathematically model the file size distributions of shared files after categorizing them into Audio, Video, Archive and CD image classes. For each of these categories we look into the most popular shared file formats and investigate their… 

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