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    A Credit-Based Approach for Overcoming Free-Riding Behaviour in Peer-to-Peer Networks

    Manal Hazazi1, Afnan Almousa1, Heba Kurdi1,2,*, Shiroq Al-Megren1, Shada Alsalamah1

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.59, No.1, pp. 15-29, 2019, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2019.06221

    Abstract The underlying premise of peer-to-peer (P2P) systems is the trading of digital resources among individual peers to facilitate file sharing, distributed computing, storage, collaborative applications and multimedia streaming. So-called free-riders challenge the foundations of this system by consuming resources from other peers without offering any resources in return, hindering resource exchange among peers. Therefore, immense effort has been invested in discouraging free-riding and overcoming the ill effects of such unfair use of the system. However, previous efforts have all fallen short of effectively addressing free-riding behaviour in P2P networks. This paper proposes a novel approach based on utilising a credit… More >

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