On tackling free-riders in P2P networks

Brownson O. Obele , Ikechi Augustine Ukaegbu, Min-Ho Kang

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P2P networks have become popular, and face the problem of peers who consume more than their fair share of the network's resources; so called free-riders. The solution to this problem primarily involves correctly identifying the free-riders, determining appropriate measures for discouraging and/or penalizing them; and possibly rewarding non free-riders for good behavior. In this paper therefore, we discuss current approaches for addressing the free-rider problem in P2P networks and offer some workable solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 3 2009


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