File-sharing costs and quality-of-service

A. Tangpong, George Kesidis

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Abstract

The presence of high-volume file-sharing activity on the Internet has caused reconsideration of purely flat-rate pricing for bandwidth in some access networks through the use of dynamic differential service priorities for protocol-agnostic (application-neutral) congestion control. We study how BitTorrent-style file-sharing depends on flat-rate pricing. A simple deterministic game-model of BitTorrent incentives is formulated focusing on relative uplink bandwidth allocations for transactions (block swaps) between leecher peers. Our cost model for uplink allocation is a ramp function, where one leecher's ramp has a larger interval of zero cost (the limited "flat-rate" region) than that of a leecher with a tendency to allocate less uplink bandwidth. For some simple cases, how the game converges to the boundary stationary (Nash equilibria) region is shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 44th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2010
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 24 2010
Event44th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2010 - Princeton, NJ, United States
Duration: Mar 17 2010Mar 19 2010

Publication series

Name2010 44th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2010

Other

Other44th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2010
CountryUnited States
CityPrinceton, NJ
Period3/17/103/19/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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    Tangpong, A., & Kesidis, G. (2010). File-sharing costs and quality-of-service. In 2010 44th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2010 [5464800] (2010 44th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/CISS.2010.5464800