Predicting the Impact of Measures Against P2P Networks on the Transient Behaviors
The paper has two objectives. The first is to study rigorously the transient behavior of some Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks whenever information is replicated and disseminated according to epidemic-like dynamics. The second is to use the insight gained from the previous analysis in order to predict how efficient are measures taken against P2P networks. The authors first introduce a stochastic model which extends a classical epidemic model, and characterize the P2P swarm behavior in presence of free riding peers.