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Title: An enhanced Gnutella P2P protocol : a search perspective
Authors: Kwok, James S. H.
Keywords: Peer-to-peer
N-phase search
Passive search
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: Advanced Information Networking and Applications, 2004, AINA 2004, 18th International Conference, Vol. 1, 2004, p. 599-604
Abstract: Although Gnutella is the most popular Peer-to-Peer protocol for file sharing, drawbacks are often found in searching and locating files. They include that (1) a limited number of hosts being searched leads to a limited number of hits; (2) the search result is not accurate due to the search by filename; and (3) an inefficient use of computer resource – spending too much resource on handling other peers’ queries. In order to rectify these drawbacks, this paper proposes N-phase Search and Passive Search mechanisms. Compared with the traditional search mechanism, N-phase Search increases the number of received query hits by 55.41% and increases the host coverage by 41.23%. For the Passive Search, the average search time is reduced by 15.33%
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