International Journal of Computer Applications
The Peer-To-Peer (P2P) computing has been one of the emerging technologies, particularly contributing in distributed file sharing. Experimental studies show that for a file download, network congestion or service capacity fluctuation takes minutes to several hours. For a P2P n/w one of the fundamental performance metrics is the average download time. The common approach to analyze the average download time is average service capacity. Heterogeneity and fluctuation have significant impact on service capacity and hence averages the download time.