Observe internet peer-to-peer activities at home

Chun-Ying Huang*, Shang Pin Ma, Ching Hong Wu, Chi Ming Chen, Chih Hung Lin

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Abstract

Peer-to-peer networking is a popular topic for network researchers. A fundamental step before digging into understanding peer-to-peer network behavior is to collect a sufficient amount of peer-to-peer traffic traces. However, it is not really easy to obtain traces. Due to privacy concerns, researchers usually have to either sign non-disclosure agreements or choose to use anonymous/obfuscated traces, which may hide important details of the traces. In this paper, we explore the possibility of observing peer-to-peer networks at home. A virtual machine based trace collection system is developed. We then show that with a limited resource, i.e., equipments and network nodes, it is possible to sample a number of peer-to-peer traffic traces and then make further analysis. Based on the traces we collected, a preliminary analysis is also made to show what can be observed in the traces. We believe it is helpful for researchers whom are interested in observing peer-to-peer activities and Internet dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems 2010, ICCS 2010
Pages595-599
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event12th IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems 2010, ICCS 2010 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 17 Nov 201019 Nov 2010

Publication series

Name12th IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems 2010, ICCS 2010

Conference

Conference12th IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems 2010, ICCS 2010
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period17/11/1019/11/10

Keywords

  • Internet measurement
  • Peer-to-peer network
  • Trace collection

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    Huang, C-Y., Ma, S. P., Wu, C. H., Chen, C. M., & Lin, C. H. (2010). Observe internet peer-to-peer activities at home. In 12th IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems 2010, ICCS 2010 (pp. 595-599). [5686726] (12th IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems 2010, ICCS 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCS.2010.5686726