Free Riding on Gnutella

@article{Adar2000FreeRO,
  title={Free Riding on Gnutella},
  author={Eytan Adar and Bernardo A. Huberman},
  journal={First Monday},
  year={2000},
  volume={5}
}
An extensive analysis of user traffic on Gnutella shows a significant amount of free riding in the system. By sampling messages on the Gnutella network over a 24-hour period, we established that almost 70% of Gnutella users share no files, and nearly 50% of all responses are returned by the top 1% of sharing hosts. Furthermore, we found out that free riding is distributed evenly between domains, so that no one group contributes significantly more than others, and that peers that volunteer to… Expand
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