Deconstructing the Kazaa network

TitleDeconstructing the Kazaa network
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsLeibowitz, N., M. Ripeanu, and A. Wierzbicki
Conference NameInternet Applications. WIAPP 2003. Proceedings. The 3rd IEEE Workshop on
Pagination112 - 120
Date Publishedjun.
Keywordsfile swapping traffic, Internet, Internet traffic, Israeli ISP, Kazaa network deconstruction, Kazaa traffic, peer-to-peer applications, statistical analysis, telecommunication traffic, transport protocols, Web traffic

Internet traffic is experiencing a shift from Web traffic to file swapping traffic. Today a significant part of Internet traffic is generated by peer-to-peer applications, mostly by the popular Kazaa application. Yet, to date, few studies analyze Kazaa traffic, thus leaving the bulk of Internet traffic in dark. We present a large-scale investigation of Kazaa traffic based on logs collected at a large Israeli ISP, which capture roughly a quarter of all traffic between Israel and US.


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