Date Added: Mar 2011
Reputation management for peers in Bittorrent P2P network is very much important due to its open and anonymous nature. Some malicious peers distribute low quality or fake files in the network and pollute the environment. In this paper, the authors propose a fuzzy inference system to design P2P reputation management system which generates the reputation values for each torrent files by interacting with other peers. The inference system takes the fuzzy voted values from the peers and calculates the reputation for torrent file. Fuzzy logic is effective for calculation of reputation as many factors affecting the reputation are uncertain and has fuzziness.