BitTorrent Protocol and TradeTorrent
Here are some things a former student, Karthik Tamilmani, wrote about the BitTorrent protocol.
The Bittorrent protocol
- ( ppt ): A high level overview (07/15/03)
How does Bittorrent work?
: A digramatic description of the components and working of a Bittorrent network.(Dt: 09/20/03)
Robustness of BitTorrent (Draft)
: A rough draft of Karthik's project proposal. It describes possible attacks on BT and a credit based trading mechanism to strengthen BT.(10/06/03)
SWIFT: System With Incentives For Trading
: A paper published at the
Second Workshop of Economics in Peer-to-Peer Systems
that discusses a tit-for-tat choking and unchoking algorithm that is potentially better than the default in BitTorrent.
TradeTorrent software implementation
of the SWIFT algorithm: the TradeTorrent client is a modified version of the BitTorrent-experimental client Ver 3.2.1b. It implements the trading mechanisms described in the above paper.
Here are some general references on Bittorrent.
The official BitTorrent site
Brian's FAQ site.(may exceed bandwidth at times)
BitTorrent on Etree
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