International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science & Technology (IJARCST)
In this paper, the authors propose various trust metrics for the evaluation of trustworthiness among the peers in a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) system. In a P2P system two major problems exists: openness and search for service providers. As any peer can join the network at any point of time, they may be malicious and serves the other peers with the resources they possess and affects them. Moreover currently there is no efficient search mechanism in a P2P system to select a best service provider. By evaluating the trust metrics based on the interaction that happens between the peers, a trust relationship is constructed.