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

S. Moses Dian1 and B. Ramadoss1
  • 1 , India
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

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.

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Keywords

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