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ISBN 9781439809341
Published August 17, 2011 by CRC Press
216 Pages 68 B/W Illustrations

 
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While people are now using peer-to-peer (P2P) applications for various processes, such as file sharing and video streaming, many research and engineering issues still need to be tackled in order to further advance P2P technologies. Peer-to-Peer Computing: Applications, Architecture, Protocols, and Challenges provides comprehensive theoretical and practical coverage of the major features of contemporary P2P systems and examines the obstacles to further success.

Setting the stage for understanding important research issues in P2P systems, the book first introduces various P2P network architectures. It then details the topology control research problem as well as existing technologies for handling topology control issues. The author describes novel and interesting incentive schemes for enticing peers to cooperate and explores recent innovations on trust issues. He also examines security problems in a P2P network. The final chapter addresses the future of the field. Throughout the text, the highly popular P2P IPTV application, PPLive, is used as a case study to illustrate the practical aspects of the concepts covered.

Addressing the unique challenges of P2P systems, this book presents practical applications of recent theoretical results in P2P computing. It also stimulates further research on critical issues, including performance and security problems.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Overview
Road Map

P2P Applications
Introduction
Distributed Processing
File Sharing
Voice over IP and Instant Messaging
Video Streaming
Discussion
Case Study: PPLive

P2P Network Architectures
Introduction
Structured P2P Systems
Unstructured (Mesh) P2P Systems
Hybrid P2P Systems
Network Architecture with QoS Provisioning
Video Streaming Network Architecture
Case Study: PPLive

Topology Control
Introduction
A General Framework for Distributed Topology Control
Structured Topology Control
Unstructured Topology Control
Network-Coding Based Distributed Topology Control
Energy Efficient Distributed Topology Control in a Wireless P2P System
Case Study: PPLive

Incentives
Introduction
Incentive Issues in P2P Systems on the Internet
Incentive Issues in Wireless P2P Systems
Discussion
Case Study: PPLive

Trust
Introduction
EigenTrust
PeerTrust
Trust-χ
FuzzyTrust
Game Theoretic Analysis on Trust Management
SuperTrust
PowerTrust
GossipTrust
Trust Establishment in Wireless Sensor Networks
Case Study: PPLive

Security Issues
Overview
Content Pollution
Buffer Map Cheating
Sybil Attacks
DDoS Attacks
P2P Worm Propagation
P2P SIP
Collusive Piracy
Case Study: PPLive

Conclusions
Where Are We Now?
Peer into the Future

Bibliography

Index

A Summary and Review Questions appear at the end of each chapter.

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Biography

Yu-Kwong Ricky Kwok is a professor at the University of Hong Kong, where he is also the chairman of the Departmental Curriculum Review and Development Committee (DCRDC). A senior member of ACM and IEEE, Dr. Kwok has held positions at Colorado State University, the University of Southern California, and Purdue University. He has co-authored two books and published more than 180 technical papers. His research focuses on designing efficient communication protocols and secure resources management algorithms toward enabling large scale distributed mobile computing.