[Csci551-talk] Re: Another Freeloader doubt.
nikhilbh at usc.edu
Tue Apr 26 01:37:47 PDT 2005
freeloaders do not make their downloaded files accessible, sharers must wait longer and longer to get access to the same files from other shares. This degrades the health of the p2p network.
Infact if the freeloadrs spend more time in the network they can spoil sharers life. ie a freeloader with a killer instinct ..just kidding. :)
----- Original Message -----
From: rashmi chandrasekhar <rmchandr at usc.edu>
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 1:14 am
Subject: Re: [Csci551-talk] Re: Another Freeloader doubt.
> "Everyone benefits from everyone's bandwidth" is the essence of p2p
> networks. In practice, why would someone be a freeloader in the
> first place ? Someone who is ignorant about the above fact, someone
> who might think that sharing data would reduce his/her own
> bandwidth and delay his/her own download. Another reason why
> someone would be a freeloader is (in your terms) when he is a thief
> :-) .. but with the p2p networks designed these days, the lesser
> you share, the lesser/slower you get to download .. there really is
> no motivation for someone to be a freeloader.
> If the reason was the former one (fear of slowing his/her own
> download), this wouldnt hold once the download tasks are complete.
> In view of all this, I felt it was ok if a freeloader allowed
> sharing *after* his/her own download. But if he is thief, I guess
> you are right as he wouldnt care and just terminate.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: nikhil bhatia <nikhilbh at usc.edu>
> Date: Monday, April 25, 2005 10:40 pm
> Subject: [Csci551-talk] Re: Another Freeloader doubt.
> > Common ! Think if you were a freeloader what would you do ?
> > The guy is a freeloader , a thief ,
> > he just get the file and get out the network .ie will terminate !
> > -Nikhil Bhatia
> > Reply to:-
> > Should the freeloader continue to refuse giving information even
> > after it finishes its download ? I feel its not necessary because
> > it has already got all segments and is now acting like the seed
> > and hence, should be able to process other nodes' requests.
> > Any views otherwise ?
> > Regards,
> > Rashmi.
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