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A Depth Survey on Peer to Peer Systems

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 86 - Number 15
Year of Publication: 2014
G. Selvavinayagam
U. Sahana

G Selvavinayagam and U Sahana. Article: A Depth Survey on Peer to Peer Systems. International Journal of Computer Applications 86(15):35-37, January 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {G. Selvavinayagam and U. Sahana},
	title = {Article: A Depth Survey on Peer to Peer Systems},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {86},
	number = {15},
	pages = {35-37},
	month = {January},
	note = {Full text available}


A trust model for P2P networks is presented, in which a peer can develop a trust network in its proximity. A peer can isolate malicious peers around itself as it develops trust relationships with good peers. Two context of trust, service and recommendation contexts are defined to measure capabilities of peers in providing services and giving recommendations. Interactions and recommendations are considered with satisfaction, weight, and fading effect parameters. A recommendation contains the recommender's own experience, information from its acquaintances, and level of confidence in the recommendation. These parameters provided us a better assessment of trustworthiness. Individual, collaborative, and pseudonym changing attackers are studied in the experiments. Damage of collaboration and pseudo spoofing is dependent to attack behavior. Although recommendations are important in hypocritical and oscillatory attackers, pseudo spoofers, and collaborators, they are less useful in naive and discriminatory attackers.


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