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Peer-to-Peer Computing

Applications, Architecture, Protocols, and Challenges, 1st Edition

By Yu-Kwong Ricky Kwok

CRC Press

216 pages | 68 B/W Illus.

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Description

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.

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Chapman & Hall/CRC Computational Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM012040
COMPUTERS / Programming / Games
COM043000
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
COM059000
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering
MAT000000
MATHEMATICS / General