Efficient blacklisting and pollution-level estimation in P2P file-sharing systems

Jian Liang, Naoum Naoumov, Keith W. Ross

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    P2P file-sharing systems are susceptible to pollution attacks, whereby corrupted copies of content are aggressively introduced into the system, Recent research indicates that pollution is extensive in several file sharing systems. In this paper we propose an efficient measurement methodology for identifying the sources of pollution and estimating the levels of polluted content. The methodology can be used to efficiently blacklist polluters, evaluate the success of a pollution campaign, to reduce wasted bandwidth due to the transmission of polluted content, and to remove the noise from content measurement data, The proposed methodology is efficient in that it does not involve the downloading and analysis of binary content, which would be expensive in bandwidth and in computation/human resources, The methodology is based on harvesting metadata from the file sharing system and then processing off-line the harvested meta-data. We apply the technique to the FastTrack/Kazaa file-sharing network. Analyzing the false positives and false negatives, we conclude that the methodology is efficient and accurate.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationTechnologies for Advanced Heterogeneous Networks - First Asian Internet Engineering Conference, AINTEC 2005, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages21
    ISBN (Print)3540308849, 9783540308843
    StatePublished - 2005
    Event1st Asian Internet Engineering Conference, AINTEC 2005 - Bangkok, Thailand
    Duration: Dec 13 2005Dec 15 2005

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume3837 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Other1st Asian Internet Engineering Conference, AINTEC 2005

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • General Computer Science


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