Reputation-Based Internet Sharing in Wireless Neighborhood Community Networks

Date Added: Feb 2010
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This paper proposes easily applicable distributed reputation-based policies to motivate users of a wireless community to share their Internet connection in a p2p fashion. The goal is the provision of free and good quality Internet access anytime and anywhere inside the community. The authors study general systems of users with different contribution and consumption profiles and show via an extensive simulation study that when their reputation-based allocation scheme is applied, mobile users enjoy a QoS Internet connection from their community in proportion to their cooperation level; the more greedy for community resources users are, the more contributive they should be to satisfy their needs.