Estimating scale of peer-to-peer file sharing applications using multilayer partial measurement

Satoshi Kamei*, Masato Uchida, Tatsuya Mori, Yutaka Takahashi

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Autonomous distributed systems comprising an overlay network on the Internet are proliferating as a new technology responsible for the next-generation Web. Due to the properties of such a large-scale system, it is difficult to measure the characteristics of the entire system without modifying the internal protocol of the applications. In this paper, by using a measurement method applicable to P2P applications and measured results obtained by applying this measurement method in part, a general-purpose method for estimating the size and behavior of the entire P2P network is proposed. Further, the present method is applied to a real P2P network and its effectiveness is presented by a specific example.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-63
Number of pages10
JournalElectronics and Communications in Japan, Part I: Communications (English translation of Denshi Tsushin Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • Application layer measurement
  • File sharing
  • Network measurement
  • P2P
  • Traffic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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