Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

B-Tracker: Improving load balancing and efficiency in distributed P2P trackers

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Hecht, F.V. ; Inst. of Inf. (IFI), Univ. of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland ; Bocek, T. ; Stiller, B.

Trackers are used in peer-to-peer (P2P) networks for provider discovery, that is, mapping resources to potential providers. Centralized trackers, e.g., as in the original BitTorrent protocol, do not benefit from P2P properties, such as no single point of failure, scalability, and load balancing. Decentralized mechanisms have thus been proposed, based on distributed hash tables (DHTs) and gossiping, such as BitTorrent's Peer Exchange (PEX). While DHT-based trackers suffer from load balancing problems, gossip-based ones cannot deliver new mappings quickly. This paper presents B-Tracker, a fully-distributed, pull-based tracker. B-Tracker extends DHT functionality by distributing the tracker load among all providers in a swarm. Bloom filters are used to avoid redundant mappings to be transmitted. This results in the important properties of load balancing and scalability, while adding the ability for peers to fetch new mappings instantly. B-Tracker shows, through simulations, improved load balancing and better efficiency when compared to pure DHTs and PEX.

Published in:

Peer-to-Peer Computing (P2P), 2011 IEEE International Conference on

Date of Conference:

Aug. 31 2011-Sept. 2 2011

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.