DIVISION OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES
CS 264. Peer-to-Peer Systems
Lectures (Spring 2006): Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30-1:00 pm
Location: Maxwell-Dworkin 319
|Professor Mema Roussopoulosfirstname.lastname@example.org||Maxwell Dworkin 227||Thursdays, 2:00-4:00 pm|
|Prashanth Bungaleemail@example.com||Maxwell Dworkin 209||Tuesdays 2:30-4:00 pm|
1) Please make sure you subscribe to the Cs264firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list. We will use this list to make important announcements as the semester proceeds. See directions below for how to subscribe.
2) Project suggestions are now availablehere.
3) Theproposal format and asample proposal are now available.
4) A Latex template for writing your paper and status report is availablehere
5)Here is the description of what your status report should contain.
Peer-to-peer systems have recently gained a lot of attention in the social, academic, and commercial communities. One of the early driving forces behind the peer-to-peer concept is that there are many PCs in homes and offices that lie idle for large chunks of time. Why not leverage these idle resources to do something useful, like share computation or share content? In fact, peer-to-peer systems have become synonymous with file-sharing systems as systems like Napster, Gnutella, Kazaa and BitTorrent have enjoyed explosive popularity over the last few years.
While file-sharing has been very successful, peer-to-peer systems are important and useful for more than just (illegal) sharing of song files. In this class, we will study peer-to-peer systems in depth to understand what they are, what they are good for, and how to improve them. The class will be primarily based on discussions of recent research papers on peer-to-peer systems. Topics include: routing, search, caching, security, reputation and trust, incentives, and applications.
This class is geared toward graduate students at all levels as well as advanced undergraduates (Computer Science 161 or Computer Science 143 are required).
This course will involve reading papers, participating in class discussions, and completing a research project.
Students will be required to write reviews for papers they read. Lookhere to get information on how to write a review. Reviews are due before each class by email. (Send these as a single email with the current lecture date in the subject line, to cs264-staff@eecs. Please send reviews in plain text.)
Students will actively participate in class discussions. For each paper, we will study the contribution of the paper, place this contribution in context of previous literature, critique the methodology used and the evaluation presented. Be prepared to come to class having read the paper carefully and ready to discuss questions or comments you have in detail.
Note: NO LAPTOPS ALLOWED IN CLASS. You must have access to a printer so you may download, print copies of the papers (available below), and bring them to class for the discussions. I recommend you scribble directly on a paper any notes or questions that arise as you are reading. In fact, taking detailed notes on the paper and then reading through them before writing your review and before coming to class is a good idea. You are also welcome to send any questions about the paper to the staff mailing list before class if you feel shy asking about a particular detail in the paper.
Students will be required to undertake a major research project of their choice. Students are to work in groups of two or three (two preferred). The goal is to identify a problem that you think is not currently addressed in the peer-to-peer literature, to propose a solution to the problem, and to evaluate the solution using analysis, simulation, and/or experimental results. At the end of the course, students will present their work to the class in a short talk. The goal is to help students gain experience in research and to produce a result that might lead to a publishable paper in the future.Here is a list of suggested projects posted in previous years. We will update this as the semester progresses.
Class Mailing Lists
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Class Participation: 15%
Syllabus & Schedule
- A Scalable Content Addressable Network. S. Ratnasamy, P. Francis, M. Handley, R. Karp and S. Shenker. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2001 Conference. August, 2001. San Diego, CA.
- Chord: A Scalable Peer-to-peer Lookup Service for Internet Applications. I. Stoica and R. Morris and D. Karger and M. F. Kaashoek and H. Balakrishnan. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2001 Conference. August, 2001. San Diego, CA.
- Serving DNS Using a Peer-to-Peer Lookup Service. Russ Cox, Athicha Muthitacharoen and Robert T. Morris. Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS ’02). March 2002. Cambridge, MA.
- OpenDHT: A Public DHT Service and Its Uses . Sean Rhea, Brighten Godfrey, Brad Karp, John Kubiatowicz, Sylvia Ratnasamy, Scott Shenker, Ion Stoica, and Harlan Yu. Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM 2005, August 2005.
- Network-Aware Operator Placement for Stream-Processing Systems Peter Pietzuch, Jonathan Ledlie, Jeffrey Shneidman, Mema Roussopoulos, Matt Welsh, Margo Seltzer, ICDE 2006, April, 2006.
- Middleboxes No Longer Considered Harmful. M. Walfish, J. Stribling, M. Krohn, H. Balakrishnan, R. Morris, S. Shenker. OSDI 2004.
- Making Gnutella-like P2P Systems Scalable. Yatin Chawathe, Sylvia Ratnasamy, Lee Breslau, and Scott Shenker. SIGCOMM 2003. August 2003. Karlsruhe, Germany.
- Designing Incentives for Peer-to-Peer Routing. Alberto Blanc, Yi-Kai Liu, Amin Vahdat. Workshop on Economics of Peer-to-Peer Systems. June 2004.
- Preserving Peer Replicas By Rate-Limited Sampled Voting. Petros Maniatis, Mema Roussopoulos, TJ Giuli, David S. H. Rosenthal, Mary Baker, and Yanto Muliadi. Proceedings of the 19th ACM SOSP. October 2003. Bolton Landing, NY.
- Samsara: Honor Among Thieves in Peer-to-Peer Storage. Landon P. Cox, Brian D. Noble. Proceedings of the 19th ACM SOSP. October 2003. Bolton Landing, NY.
- Measurement, Modeling, and Analysis of a Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Workload. Krishna P. Gummadi, Richard J. Dunn, Stefan Saroiu, Steven D. Gribble, Henry M. Levy, and John Zahorjan. Proceedings of the 19th ACM SOSP. October 2003. Bolton Landing, NY.
- Peer-to-Peer File Sharing and Copyright Law: A Primer for Developers. Fred von Lohmann. Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS ’03). February 2003. Berkeley, CA.
- Are Contributions to P2P Technical Forums Private or Public Goods? – An Empirical Investigation. Bin Gu and Sirkka Jarvenpaa. Workshop on Economics of Peer-to-Peer Systems. June 2003. Berkeley, CA.
- 2 P2P or Not 2 P2P?. Mema Roussopoulos, Mary Baker, David Rosenthal, TJ Giuli, Petros Maniatis, and Jeff Mogul. Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS ’04). February 2004. La Jolla, CA.
- The Sybil Attack. J. Douceur. Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS ’02). March 2002. Cambridge, MA.
- M. Costa, J. Crowcroft, M. Castro, A. Rowstron, L. Zhou, L. Zhang, and P. Barham, Vigilante: End-to-End Containment of Internet Worms , SOSP 2005.
- M. Castro, M. Costa, and A. Rowstron, Debunking some myths about structured and unstructured overlays , NSDI 2005.
- Kill the Messenger: A Taxonomy of Rational Attacks. S. Nielson, S. Crosby, D. Wallach. IPTPS 2005.
- Exploring the Design Space of Distributed and P2P Systems. Stefan Saroiu, P. Krishna Gummadi, and Steven D. Gribble. Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS ’02). March 2002. Cambridge, MA.
- The Free Haven Project: Distributed Anonymous Storage Service. Roger Dingledine, Michael Freedman, and David Molnar. Workshop on Design Issues in Anonymity and Unobservability. July 2000. International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), Berkeley, CA.
- Cashmere: Resilient Anonymous Routing. Li Zhuang, Feng Zhou, Ben Y. Zhao and Antony Rowstron, NSDI 2005.
- P2P Content Search: Give the Web Back to the People. Matthias Bender, Sebastian Michel, Peter Triantafillou, Gerhard Weikum, Christian Zimmer IPTPS 2006.
- Salman A. Baset and Henning Schulzrinne, An Analysis of the Skype Peer-to-Peer Internet Telephony Protocol ", IEEE Infocom 2006.
- An Experimental Study of the Skype Peer-to-Peer VoIP System.
- Chunkyspread: Multi-tree Unstructured Peer-to-Peer Multicast. Vidhyashankar Venkataraman, Paul Francis.
- SPIES: Secret Protection Incentive-based Escrow System . N. Margolin, M. Wright, B. Levine. Workshop on Economics of Peer-to-Peer Systems. June 2004.
- A Survey of Peer-to-Peer Security Issues. Dan S. Wallach. International Symposium on Software Security. November 2002.
- Balances of Power on eBay: Peers or Unequals?. Ben Gross and Alessandro Acquisti. Workshop on Economics of Peer-to-Peer Systems. June 2003. Berkeley, CA.
- The Impact of DHT Routing on Resilience and Proximity. K. Gummadi and R. Gummadi and S. Gribble and S. Ratnasamy and S. Shenker and I. Stoica. SIGCOMM 2003. August 2003. Karlsruhe, Germany.
- Incentives Build Robustness in Bit Torrent. Bram Cohen. Workshop on Economics of Peer-to-Peer Systems. June 2003. Berkeley, CA.
- Faithfulness in Internet Algorithms. Jeffrey Shneidman, David Parkes, Laurant Massoulie. PINS 2004.
- ConChord: Cooperative SDSI Certificate Storage and Name Resolution. Sameer Ajmani, Dwaine Clarke, Chuang-Hue Moh and Steven Richman. Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS ’02). March 2002. Cambridge, MA.
- Network Measurement as a Cooperative Enterprise. Sridhar Srinivasan and Ellen Zegura. Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS ’02). March 2002. Cambridge, MA.
- Rationality and Self-Interest in Peer-to-Peer Networks. Jeff Shneidman and David Parkes. Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS ’03). February 2003. Berkeley, CA.
- Enforcing Fair Sharing of Peer-to-Peer Resources. Tsuen-Wan Ngan, Dan Wallach, Peter Druschel. Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS ’03). February 2003. Berkeley, CA.
- Reputation in P2P Anonymity Systems. Roger Dingledine, Nick Mathewson, and Paul Syverson. Workshop on Economics of Peer-to-Peer Systems. June 2003. Berkeley, CA.
- A Robust Reputation System for P2P and Mobile Ad-hoc Networks . Sonja Buchegger and Jean-Yves Le Boudec. Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Economics of Peer-to-Peer Systems. June 2004.
- Tor: The Second-Generation Onion Router . Roger Dingledine, Nick Mathewson, and Paul Syverson. Proceedings of the 13th USENIX Security Symposium. September 2004.
- Robust Incentive Techniques for Peer-to-Peer Networks . M. Feldman, K. Lai, I. Stoica, and J. Chuang, ACM E-Commerce Conference (EC’04). May 2004.
- Splitstream: High-Bandwidth Multicast in a Cooperative Environment . M. Castro, P. Druschel, A.-M. Kermarrec, A. Nandi, A. Rowstron, and A. Singh. In SOSP ’03. Oct. 2003.
- Incentives-Compatible Peer-to-Peer Multicast . Tsuen-Wan "Johnny" Ngan, Dan S. Wallach, and Peter Druschel. Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Economics of Peer-to-Peer Systems. June 2004. Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Defending against the Eclipse attacks in Overlay Networks . M. Castro, A. Rowstron and P. Druschel. Proceedings of the 11th ACM SIGOPS European Workshop. Sep 2004.
- Eclipse Attacks on Overlay Networks: Threats and Defenses Ngan et al., Infocom 2006.
- Mercury: Supporting Scalable Multi-Attribute Range Queries . Ashwin R. Bharambe, Mukesh Agrawal, and Srinivasan Seshan. In SIGCOMM. August, 2004.
- SWIFT: A System With Incentives For Trading . Karthik Tamilmani, Vinay Pai, and Alexander E. Mohr. Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on the Economics of Peer-to-peer Systems. June 2004. Cambridge, MA.
Saikat Guha, Neil Daswani, Ravi Jain.