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Exploring BitTorrent peer distribution via hybrid PlanetLab-Internet measurement

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3 Author(s)
Haiyang Wang ; Sch. of Comput. Sci., Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby, BC, Canada ; Jiangchuan Liu ; Ke Xu

Understanding the peer distribution over the global Internet is the key issue toward building new generation of ISP-friendly peer-to-peer systems. However, there are unfortunately significant scalability and representability challenges in measuring and understanding real-world peer distribution. In this paper, we demonstrate a novel hybrid measurement methodology that uses the PlanetLab as a distributed probing platform to interact with BitTorrent trackers and peers in the global Internet.

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Quality of Service (IWQoS), 2010 18th International Workshop on

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16-18 June 2010