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Title: A mutual anonymous peer-to-peer protocol design
Authors: Han, Jinsong
Liu, Yunhao
Xiao, Li
Xiao, Renyi
Ni, Lionel M.
Keywords: Peer-to-peer
Protocol design
Mutual anonymous
Issue Date: Apr-2005
Citation: 19th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, April 4-8, 2005
Abstract: Peer-to-Peer (P2P) computing has become a popular application model because of its easy resource sharing pattern and powerful query search scheme. However, decentralized P2P architecture is scarcely seen to deploy the anonymity on its peers. In this paper, we propose a mutual anonymity protocol, called Secret-sharing-based Mutual Anonymity Protocol (SSMP), for decentralized P2P systems. SSMP employs Shamirs’ secret sharing scheme to allow peers to issue queries and responders to deliver requested files anonymously. Compared with previous designs, SSMP achieves mutual anonymity in P2P systems with a high degree of anonymity and a low cryptography processing overhead. We evaluate SSMP by comprehensive simulations.
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