Peer sharing behaviour in the eDonkey network, and implications for the design of server-less file sharing systems

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In this paper we present an empirical study of a workload gathered by crawling the eDonkey network --- a dominant peer-to-peer file sharing system --- for over 50 days.We first confirm the presence of some known features, in particular the prevalence of free-riding and the Zipf-like distribution of file popularity. We also analyze the evolution of document… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/1217935.1217970

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