Date Added: Jun 2009
In a peer-to-peer network each computer acts as both a server and a client - supplying and receiving files - with bandwidth and processing distributed among all members of the network. Such a decentralized network uses resources more efficiently than a traditional network and is less vulnerable to systemic failure. Peer-to-Peer networks are used by Bluetooth electronics and Internet based communication services, but development has largely been driven by online file sharing. The existence of high degree of malicious peers is a serious threat to the P2P network life time. This paper the authors propose an intelligent framework which deals with the issue of identifying free riders and other kind of peers who reduces the networks lifetime.