Replication strategies in unstructured peer-to-peer networks

  title={Replication strategies in unstructured peer-to-peer networks},
  author={Edith Cohen and Scott Shenker},
The Peer-to-Peer (P2P) architectures that are most prevalent in today's Internet are decentralized and unstructured. Search is blind in that it is independent of the query and is thus not more effective than probing randomly chosen peers. One technique to improve the effectiveness of blind search is to proactively replicate data. We evaluate and compare different replication strategies and reveal interesting structure: Two very common but very different replication strategies - uniform and… CONTINUE READING
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