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IJCEE 2009 Vol.1 (3): 288-292 ISSN: 1793-8163
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEE.2009.V1.44

Controlling Free Riders in Peer to Peer Networks by Intelligent Mining

Ganesh Kumar M. and Arun Ram K.

Abstract—In a typical Peer to Peer system, each node is owned and operated by an independent entity, and the nodes collectively form a self-organizing, self-maintaining network with no central authority. The peer to peer Technology has attracted a significant amount of interest because of its capacity for resource sharing and content distribution. The existence of high degree of free riding is a serious threat to P2P network. This paper deals with the issue of identifying free riders and other kind of peers who subvert the system. Additionally, this paper also proposes a basic data warehouse structure for a peer to peer system and analyzes peer behavior using data mining functionalities. Results prove that the free riders and malicious peers get automatically eliminated from the system.

Index Terms—Data mining; Free Riders; peer to peer network; Malicious peers; Reputation

Cite: Ganesh Kumar M. and Arun Ram K., "Controlling Free Riders in Peer to Peer Networks by Intelligent Mining," International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 288-292, 2009.

General Information

ISSN: 1793-8163 (Print)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Comput. Electr. Eng.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Yucong Duan
Abstracting/ Indexing: EI (INSPEC, IET), Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, Google Scholar, EBSCO, ProQuest, and Electronic Journals Library
E-mail: ijcee@iap.org

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