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

S. Moses Dian1 and B. Ramadoss1
  • 1 National Institute of Technology, India

Abstract

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.

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 5 No. 3, 2012, 243-250

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2012.243.250

Submitted On: 12 March 2012 Published On: 3 September 2012

How to Cite: Dian, S. M. & Ramadoss, B. (2012). A Grade-Based Incentive Mechanism for Peer-to-Peer Networks. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 5(3), 243-250. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2012.243.250

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Keywords

  • Global Contribution (GC)
  • Network Contribution Ratio (NCR)
  • Credit Point (CP)
  • Total Uploaded (TU)
  • Total Downloaded (TD)