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In recent years, there are some major changes in the way content is being distributed over the network. The content distribution techniques have recently started to embrace Peer-To-Peer (P2P) systems as an alternative to the traditional client-server architecture. P2P systems that are based on the BitTorrent protocol uses end-users' resources to provide a cost effective distribution of bandwidth intensive content to thousands of users. The BitTorrent protocol system offers a scalable mechanism for distributing a large volume of data to a set of peers over the Internet. With the growing demand for file sharing and content distribution, BitTorrent has become one of the most popular Internet applications and contributes to a signification fraction of the Internet traffic.