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On the Impact of Incentives in eMule: Analysis and Measurements of a Popular File-Sharing Application

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dc.contributor.author Carra, Damiano
dc.contributor.author Michiardi, Pietro
dc.contributor.author Salah, Hani
dc.contributor.author Strufe, Thorsten
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-19T06:57:05Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-05-22T08:26:33Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-19T06:57:05Z
dc.date.available 2022-05-22T08:26:33Z
dc.date.issued 2013-09-01
dc.identifier.citation Carra, Damiano, et al. "On the Impact of Incentives in eMule {Analysis and Measurements of a Popular File-Sharing Application}." IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications 31.9 (2013): 94-104. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/7759
dc.description.abstract Motivated by the popularity of content distribution and file sharing applications that nowadays dominate Internet traffic, we focus on the incentive mechanism of a very popular, yet not very well studied, peer-to-peer application, eMule. In our work, we recognize that the incentive scheme of eMule is more sophisticated than current alternatives (e.g., BitTorrent) as it uses a general, priority-based, time-dependent queuing discipline to differentiate service among cooperative users and free-riders. In this paper, we describe a general model of such an incentive mechanism and analyze its properties in terms of application performance. We validate our model using both numerical simulations (when analytical techniques become prohibitive) and with a measurement campaign of the live eMule system. Our results, in addition to validating our model, indicate that the incentive scheme of eMule suffers from starvation. Therefore, we present an alternative scheme that mitigates this problem, and validate it through numerical simulations and a second measurement campaign. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher IEEE en_US
dc.subject Numerical models, Peer-to-peer computing, Incentive schemes, Servers, Additives, Numerical simulation, Shape en_US
dc.title On the Impact of Incentives in eMule: Analysis and Measurements of a Popular File-Sharing Application en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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