Understanding BitTorrent Through Real Measurements
Wojciech Mazurczyk , Paweł Kopiczko
AbstractIn 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.
|Journal series||China Communications, ISSN 1673-5447|
|Keywords in English||BitTorrent traffic analysis; measurement study; meta-data files; μTorrent; μTP|
|Project||New 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
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
|Score|| = 15.0, 18-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
= 15.0, 18-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||= 2; = 3; = 7.0; : 2013 = 0.507; : 2013 = 0.42 (2) - 2013=0.313 (5)|
|Citation count*||7 (2020-05-22)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.