[Csci551-talk] Ideal Freeloader
rmchandr at usc.edu
Fri Apr 29 14:09:24 PDT 2005
If you have a centralized management of information (the tracker) like our Freebits project or the Bit Torrent, a freeloader has to request the tracker to send him/her the list of clients who have the file (otherwise from whom will the freeloader download the segments from ?). The tracker would then store this guy's ID and send it to other nodes upon request for a group update. These other nodes will request the freeloader (they dont know he/she is a freeloader) for information. So, querying a freeloader CAN happen in a practical scenario too (as in the Bit Torrent case).
----- Original Message -----
From: Aneeket Patil <aneeketp at usc.edu>
Date: Friday, April 29, 2005 1:59 pm
Subject: [Csci551-talk] Ideal Freeloader
> Whenever a node acts as a freeloader.........ideally in a real
> scenario......he/she never announces that it has the file to the
> So ideally no node should even send the request for a file to a
> freeloader. I just wanted to confirm , that in Project B , we
> are supossed to
> request the freeloader........and log the response.
> We are doing this only to observe the effects of freeloaders ,right?
> So, In an real world scenario , the freeloader never announces
> that it
> has the file to the tracker , right?
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