Improving BitTorrent: a simple approach

  title={Improving BitTorrent: a simple approach},
  author={Alix L. H. Chow and Leana Golubchik and Vishal Misra},
Measurement studies have shown that real world BitTorrent (BT) systems exhibit high seed capacity. Thus, appropriate use of seed capacity can have a significant effect on BT performance. Moreover, seed capacity is also easily exploitable by free-riders, and such free-riding clients exist out in the wild today. In this paper, we propose a simple and scalable approach that makes more intelligent use of seed capacity by hurting free-riders, without their explicit identification, while improving… CONTINUE READING
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