Understanding BitTorrent Through Real Measurements

Wojciech Mazurczyk , Paweł Kopiczko


In this paper, we present the results of the BitTorrent measurement study. Two sources of BitTorrent data were utilised: meta- data files and the logs of one of the currently most popular BitTorrent clients — μTorrent. Experimental data were collected for fifteen days from the popular torrent-discovery site thepiratebay.org (more than 30 000 torrents were captured and analysed). During this pe-riod the activity and logs of an unmodified version of μTorrent client downloading ses-sions were also captured. The obtained ex-perimental results are swarm-oriented, which allows us to look at BitTorrent and its users from an exchanged resources perspective. Moreover, comparative analysis of the clients’ connections with and without the μTP proto-col is carried out to verify the extent to which μTP improves BitTorrent transmissions. To the authors’ best knowledge, none of the previous studies have addressed these issues.
Author Wojciech Mazurczyk (FEIT / IT)
Wojciech Mazurczyk,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
, Paweł Kopiczko (FEIT / IT)
Paweł Kopiczko,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
Journal seriesChina Communications, ISSN 1673-5447
Issue year2013
Keywords in EnglishBitTorrent traffic analysis; measurement study; meta-data files; μTorrent; μTP
ASJC Classification2208 Electrical and Electronic Engineering; 1705 Computer Networks and Communications
URL http://www.chinacommunications.cn/EN/abstract/abstract8223.shtml
ProjectNew anomaly detection method. Project leader: Mazurczyk Wojciech, , Phone: + 48 22 234-77-11, application date 06-06-2011, start date 07-12-2011, end date 06-12-2014, IT/2012/badawczy/28, Completed
WEiTI Projects financed by NSC [Projekty finansowane przez NCN]
The Develpment of Digital Communicatios. Project leader: Lubacz Józef, , Phone: 22 234 65 31, start date 04-05-2012, planned end date 31-03-2013, end date 31-12-2013, IT/2012/statut, Completed
WEiTI Działalność statutowa
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)15
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ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 18-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 18-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 2; Scopus Citations = 3; GS Citations = 7.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 0.507; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 0.42 (2) - 2013=0.313 (5)
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