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Agyaat: Providing Mutually Anonymous Services Over Structured P2P Networks

In the modern era of ubiquitous computing, privacy is one of the most critical user concerns. To prevent their privacy, users typically, try to remain anonymous to the service provider. This is especially true for decentralized Peer-To-Peer (P2P) systems, where common users act both as clients and as service providers. Preserving privacy in such cases requires mutual anonymity, which shields the users at both ends. Most unstructured P2P systems like Gnutella, Kazaa provide a certain level of anonymity through the use of a random overlay topology and a flooding based routing protocol, but suffer from the lack of guaranteed lookup of data.

Provided by: Georgia Institute of Technology Topic: Networking Date Added: Jan 2011 Format: PDF

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