BitThief Publisher's description
An ongoing research project of the Distributed Computing Group at ETH Zurich
BitThief is an ongoing research project of the Distributed Computing Group at ETH Zurich. In this project we study selfish behavior in distributed systems, and in particular in peer-to-peer filesharing systems. The lack of incentives to contribute resources potentially results in a total Collapse of a peer-to-peer system, implying that it is essential for a completely decentralized system to incorporate protocols that ensure a fair sharing of resources.
What's New in This Release:* Version 0.1.7 of the BitThief client was a first proof-of-concept that free riding in BitTorrent is possible.
* The new version 0.3.0 adds a real tit-for-tat mechanism, based on source coding (plus some other new features).
System Requirements:JRE 5.0 or higher
Program Release Status:
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall