A clone of social networks to decentralized bootstrapping P2P networks

Jiaqing Luo, Bin Xiao, Zirong Yang, Shijie Zhou

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Abstract

Bootstrapping is critical in any P2P network, since, on initial startup, a peer must bootstrap and find at least one neighbor. Existing P2P networks simply rely on centralized servers or static peers for bootstrapping, which may become a single point of failure. Recently, the shutdown of BT web-sites in China has caused a serious problem in BT bootstrapping. A decentralized way to bootstrap P2P networks is to clone existing social networks. In particular, a new peer obtains addresses of potential neighbors by sniffing instant messaging packets (e.g., MSN or QQ packets). With such addresses, the peer can bootstrap neighbors and join the network without the help of any centralized server.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE 18th International Workshop on Quality of Service, IWQoS 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2010
Event2010 IEEE 18th International Workshop on Quality of Service, IWQoS 2010 - Beijing, China
Duration: 16 Jun 201018 Jun 2010

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE 18th International Workshop on Quality of Service, IWQoS 2010
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period16/06/1018/06/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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