Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
M. Szydlowski, B. Zhao, E. Kirda, Ch. Krügel:
"BTLab: A System-Centric, Data-Driven Analysis and Measurement Platform for BitTorrent Clients";
Talk: 20th International Conference on Computer Communication Networks (ICCCN 2011),
- 2011-08-04; in: "Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computer Communication Networks (ICCCN 2011)",
We present BTLab, a distributed platform to mea-
sure and analyze the differences between BitTorrent clients.
Due to extensibility, and a certain vagueness in the BitTorrent
speciﬁcation, many clients diverge in some aspects from each
other. Most research to date disregarded the effects of these
differences. BTLab allows us to create and control BitTorrent
swarms, composed of hundreds of clients of our choice. We
use captured network trafﬁc to measure the performance and
uncover the reasons for observed differences. For our experi-
ments, we deployed BTLab on a cluster and on Planetlab and
selected four popular BitTorrent clients. Our analysis reveals
ﬂaws in piece selection and connection management algorithms
that adversely affect the performance of some clients.
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