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Eger, Kolja ; Killat, Ulrich

Fairness in Peer-to-Peer Networks

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The first Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks were based mainly on the
altruistic behaviour of its peers. Although newer implementations
incorporate some kind of incentive mechanism to award sharing peers, no
P2P network assures some quality of service.
Our work is meant as a first step towards the development of P2P
networks with quality of service. We propose a distributed resource
allocation algorithm where peers control the service rate to its
neighbours. This algorithm is based on the congestion pricing principle
known from IP networks and ensures some form of fairness. Hence a peer
gets a fair share of the resources available in the P2P network weighted
by its contribution to the network.
We present the first simulation results about the convergence of our
algorithm and its functionality in large and varying networks.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Eger, Kolja and Killat, Ulrich},
  title =	{{Fairness in Peer-to-Peer Networks}},
  booktitle =	{Peer-to-Peer-Systems and -Applications},
  pages =	{1--6},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings (DagSemProc)},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  year =	{2007},
  volume =	{6131},
  editor =	{Anthony D. Joseph and Ralf Steinmetz and Klaus Wehrle},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-6452},
  doi =		{10.4230/DagSemProc.06131.3},
  annote =	{Keywords: Pricing, Rate Control, Resource Allocation, Distributed Optimisation, Fairness, P2P Networks}

Keywords: Pricing, Rate Control, Resource Allocation, Distributed Optimisation, Fairness, P2P Networks
Collection: 06131 - Peer-to-Peer-Systems and -Applications
Issue Date: 2007
Date of publication: 30.01.2007

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