The existing sharable file searching methods have at least one of the following disadvantages: (1) they are applicable only to certain topology patterns, (2) suffer single point failure, or (3) incur prohibitive maintenance cost. These drawbacks prevent their effective application in unstructured Peer-to-peer (P2P) systems (where the system topologies are changed time to time due to peers' frequently entering and leaving the systems), despite the considerable success of sharing file search in conventional peer-to-peer systems. Motivated by this, we develop several fully dynamic algorithms for searching sharing files in unstructured peer to peer systems. Our solutions can handle any topology pattern with small search time and computational overhead. We also present an in-depth analysis that provides valuable insight into the characteristics of alternative effective search strategies and leads to precision guarantees. Extensive experiments validate our theoretical findings and demonstrate the efficiency of our techniques in practice.
Field of Research
080503 Networking and Communications
Socio Economic Objective
970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences