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Monitoring challenges and approaches for P2P file-sharing systems

Hughes, D., Walkerdine, J. and Lee, K. (2006) Monitoring challenges and approaches for P2P file-sharing systems. In: First International Conference on Internet Surveillance and Protection (ICISP 06), 26 - 28 August, Cap Esterel, Cote d Azur, France p. 18.

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Since the release of Napster in 1999, P2P file-sharing has enjoyed a dramatic rise in popularity. A 2000 study by Plonka on the University of Wisconsin campus network found that file-sharing accounted for a comparable volume of traffic to HTTP, while a 2002 study by Saroiu et al. on the University of Washington campus network found that file-sharing accounted for more than treble the volume of Web traffic observed, thus affirming the significance of P2P in the context of Internet traffic. Empirical studies of P2P traffic are essential for supporting the design of next-generation P2P systems, informing the provisioning of network infrastructure and underpinning the policing of P2P systems. The latter is of particular significance as P2P file-sharing systems have been implicated in supporting criminal behaviour including copyright infringement and the distribution of illegal pornography

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