Mitigating unfairness in locality-aware peer-to-peer networks (pages 3–20)
Frank Lehrieder, Simon Oechsner, Tobias Hoßfeld, Dirk Staehle, Zoran Despotovic, Wolfgang Kellerer and Maximilian Michel
Article first published online: 25 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/nem.772
Locality awareness is considered as a promising approach to increase the efficiency of content distribution by peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, e.g., BitTorrent. However, current implementation proposals for locality awareness can lead to performance deteriorations for some of the users. In this study, we propose and evaluate refinements of current proposals, which mitigate the unfairness introduced by original mechanisms. This is a key requirement for a broad acceptance of the concept of locality awareness in the user community of P2P networks.