American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

A Grade-Based Incentive Mechanism for Peer-to-Peer Networks

S. Moses Dian and B. Ramadoss

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2012.243.250

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 3

Pages 243-250


Free-riding is a desperate and a constant menace to many P2P systems, to violate the cooperation among peers. This study proposes a grade-based approach, which expeditiously maintains fairness in the network by encouraging the high contributed peers and altogether wiping out the free-riders. The Network Contribution Ratio determines the contribution of users globally. Besides, the proposed grading algorithm uses a point-based incentive mechanism which provides credit points to the users with respect to their grade and the transfer of users between each grade is instituted.


© 2012 S. Moses Dian and B. Ramadoss. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.